Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 22:48 UTC
Google Is Android still open now that Google has postponed the source code release of Honeycomb, version 3.0 of the mobile operating system? I've been reading a whole boatload of articles and blog posts on the web claiming Android is no longer open, but it seems like very few people seem to actually understand what 'open' really means when it comes to the GPL and the Apache license. Here's a short primer.
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Motorola
by umccullough on Tue 5th Apr 2011 23:17 UTC
umccullough
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2006-01-26

Technically, the Xoom is distributed by Motorola, right? So you should be contacting them for the GPL-derived sources. They must have access to the sources per the GPL as well, and subsequently make them available for distribution.

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RE: Motorola
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 23:24 in reply to "Motorola"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

True, good spot. Fixing...

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RE: Motorola
by JAlexoid on Tue 5th Apr 2011 23:51 in reply to "Motorola"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Technically, the Xoom is distributed by Motorola, right? So you should be contacting them for the GPL-derived sources. They must have access to the sources per the GPL as well, and subsequently make them available for distribution.


Guess what? The nVidia's kernel modifications are already in the GIT repositories for quite some time now. Since nVidia have been distributing the dev board for over a year now...

http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=kernel/tegra.git;a=summary

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