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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Fact
by Governa on Wed 6th Apr 2011 03:38 UTC
Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

There's more source code available for iOS 4.3 than there is for Android 3.0.

http://opensource.apple.com/release/ios-43/
http://android.git.kernel.org/

This was a good article for the most part, ruined only by the "curiously incredibly emotional language" in the footnote. Why was it necessary to address (John) Gruber personally?


He's trying to bait Gruber/Apple users for hits and free publicity, something Dvorak and Enderle have been doing for ages.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOHzHVF-4Mg

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RE: Fact
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Apr 2011 03:53 in reply to "Fact"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

There's more source code available for iOS 4.3 than there is for Android 3.0.

http://opensource.apple.com/release/ios-43/
http://android.git.kernel.org/


Not true. The whole kernel tree there. And specifically the Tegra2 kernel.

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RE: Fact
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 06:48 in reply to "Fact"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

He's trying to bait Gruber/Apple users for hits and free publicity, something Dvorak and Enderle have been doing for ages.


If I want Gruber to link to us, I shouldn't be writing well-reasoned articles. Gruber usually link sto two kind of articles:

- those which are kissing his or Apple ass
- those which are so outrageous they can be ridiculed (ZOMG APPLE IS GOING BROKE TOMORROW LOLOLO!!1!)

This allows him to keep up the illusion that he is always right.

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RE[2]: Fact
by _xmv on Wed 6th Apr 2011 13:02 in reply to "RE: Fact"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

It's sad people still talk about him.
He's posting trash all the time, on purpose as it's his job to mislead people.
Needless to say I've a very low opinion of such people ;-)

Osnews posts, even if not always fully correct are not even comparable.

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RE[2]: Fact
by testman on Wed 6th Apr 2011 23:53 in reply to "RE: Fact"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

Grow up, Thom.

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