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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Weasel words
by Tony Swash on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:36 UTC
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Lost of weasel words from Google apologists.

Can anybody see any hypocrisy in this:

Vic Gundotra in his keynote at I/O last year:

If Google didn’t act, it faced a draconian future where one man, one phone, one carrier were our choice. That’s a future we don’t want. […]

So if you believe in openness, if you believe in choice, if you believe in innovation from everyone, then welcome to Android.

Businessweek last week

From now on, companies hoping to receive early access to Google’s most up-to-date software will need approval of their plans. And they will seek that approval from Andy Rubin, the head of Google’s Android group.

I guess all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than other ;)

What a shameful performance

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v RE: Weasel words
by FrankenFuss on Wed 6th Apr 2011 18:35 in reply to "Weasel words"
RE: Weasel words
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 18:53 in reply to "Weasel words"
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Lost of weasel words from Google apologists.

So let me get this straight - I actually clearly disagree with Google's actions, and I also clearly explain why. Yet, I'm a Google apologist?


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RE: Weasel words
by DeadFishMan on Wed 6th Apr 2011 19:33 in reply to "Weasel words"
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Oh, man... Look what you did... I can't believe I up voted one of your comments!

Your Apple fanboyism makes me want to puke sometimes and hence it baffles me that in the middle of all this drivel you actually made a point! A reasonably fact backed one while we're at it!

Yes, Google has not been acting as they should with regards to this whole Honeycomb enchilada but I am still willing to sit back, give them the benefit of the doubt and wait to see whether they're gonna to fix it or not.

Now excuse me while I walk to the toilet to wash my hands, will ya?

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