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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Emulator is a binary, no?
by dgoemans on Wed 6th Apr 2011 07:58 UTC
dgoemans
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2008-08-23

Isn't the emulator also a binary? Would this mean that anyone who has downloaded the latest android sdk has the right to request 3.0 source?

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RE: Emulator is a binary, no?
by unoengborg on Wed 6th Apr 2011 09:11 in reply to "Emulator is a binary, no?"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, you would get the GPL:ed parts of Android i.g. the kernel. I really doubt Google would fail to comply that would result in too much bad publisity.

However, if they want to mess with you, they could charge you some minor administrative fee for the trouble of giving it to you.

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