Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 23:20 UTC
Google A few days ago I dove into the lawsuit filed by Skyhook against Google, and came to the conclusion that Skyhook's case - while an entirely plausible sequence of events considering Google is a big company and hence prone to abuse - simply wasn't a very good one. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has given a rather generic-looking statement on the matter, but however generic it may be, there's a hint in there.
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Well duh...
by Timmmm on Sat 25th Sep 2010 00:02 UTC
Timmmm
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2006-07-25

We always knew Google use the Market (and their other apps) as their bargaining chip. They must; everything else Google have written is open source.

This still doesn't say whether or not they actually *did* tell anyone they couldn't use Skyhook.

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RE: Well duh...
by DrillSgt on Mon 27th Sep 2010 11:45 in reply to "Well duh..."
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2005-12-02

We always knew Google use the Market (and their other apps) as their bargaining chip. They must; everything else Google have written is open source. This still doesn't say whether or not they actually *did* tell anyone they couldn't use Skyhook.


What Open Source applications has Google written? Google earth is definitely not open source. Google Apps are definitely not Open Source. Android is an OS, not an app.

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RE[2]: Well duh...
by Timmmm on Mon 27th Sep 2010 12:33 in reply to "RE: Well duh..."
Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

All the other apps that come with Android: the browser, clock, music app, gallery, etc.

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