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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RE[3]: Open... right...
by testman on Wed 6th Apr 2011 01:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open... right..."
testman
Member since:
2007-10-15

Again, it's just marketing. It doesn't need to make sense, it just needs to push the right buttons with the target demographic.

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RE[4]: Open... right...
by mrstep on Wed 6th Apr 2011 03:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Open... right..."
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Exactly. Google wants control of more of their own ad delivery channel. That's fine - they're a big ad delivery company. But framing that as 'freedom' is a bit of a stretch.

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