Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Mar 2011 14:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The company revealed Thursday that it will delay publication of the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) source code for the foreseeable future - possibly for months. It's not clear when (or if) the source code will be made available. The decision puts Android on a path towards a "draconian future" of its own, in which it is controlled by a single vendor - Google. The Ars link linked above is a pretty inflammatory editorial, so see also: Businessweek, GigaOM, The Register.
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metalf8801
Member since:
2010-03-22

It would be great if Meego could take advantage of this but I doubt that will.

Edited 2011-03-25 15:11 UTC

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I think it surely will. Those who prefer openness will be more eager to support Meego instead of Android.

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Dryhte Member since:
2008-02-05

Not without a good number of Meego handsets available, it won't...

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Meh, who cares. All these mobile systems are developed in-house. They aren't community projects.

Edited 2011-03-25 23:10 UTC

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Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Meh, who cares. All these mobile systems are developed in-house. They aren't community projects.

Well, there are parts that get code submitted from the community (like Qt). If that would no longer be... then, when you have a free/libre system, the community can start a derivate project whenever it's needed :-), as the license allows you to see the source code of the program, study it, modify it, improve it, audit it, compile it, distribute it, etc.

Edited 2011-03-26 04:41 UTC

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