Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 20:35 UTC
Google It was inevitable, of course, and rightfully so: Google is having its big I/O conference, so we have to talk about the lack of Honeycomb's source code. While not violating any licenses, the lack of source code doesn't sit well with many - including myself - so it only makes sense people are asking Google about it. Andy Rubin confirmed we're never going to see Honeycomb's sources as a standalone release. He also explained what 'open' means for Android.
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by hackus on Wed 11th May 2011 21:29 UTC
hackus
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2006-06-28

Given the era we live in, communication systems such as personal items as phones, should not be closed in any matter with regards to the science, software or hardware or business.

It is too dangerous.

Seriously.

You just had the USA government tell you "We got Bin Laden" when nobody has see or heard from the guy since 2002 and just happened to dump the guys body in the ocean.

Yeah, the most notorious criminal of all time. They just killed him and dumped his body.

Yeah, but trust us, we got him.

Imagine a communication infrastructure with no way to confirm anything, track anything unless of course you are one of the insiders at google. Oh what a nice future that will be when we have crony law makers on the google dole that make it illegal to find out.

I don't want that sort of future, or lack of one, for humanity.

-Hack

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