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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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Finchwizard on Wed 11th May 2011 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Finchwizard
Member since:
2006-02-01

Think you'll find I've been around for quite a long time.

Was browsing before you even registered and signed up not long after.

So I know full well how the site has grown over the last 5 years. And the hatred you have for everything Apple. It's always been pretty clear. But as of late there seems to be even more hatred and a blind eye towards everything Google does.

And I still think there's far too much personal opinions in news items that should be more blog related.

Whatever floats your boat I suppose. Having to manage large amounts of both Macs and PC's along with Linux in a network I'm always amazed at some peoples lack of real world experience with what they're reporting on, but love to have an opinion on it.

Edited 2011-05-11 22:42 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 22:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So I know full well how the site has grown over the last 5 years. And the hatred you have for everything Apple. It's always been pretty clear. But as of late there seems to be even more hatred and a blind eye towards everything Google does.


Typed on my MacBook Air.

And a blind eye towards everything Google does? Do you even READ the stuff I write? *sigh*

"While not violating any licenses, the lack of source code doesn't sit well with many - including myself"

"As I said in my earlier story about this, while I understand Google's reasoning, I see this is a massive cop-out. Sure, they're not violating any licenses, and it doesn't come close to the structural (L)GPL license violations by Apple, but I personally believe that you shouldn't lock away BSD/Apache/MIT-licensed code just because you took shortcuts or because you're afraid of what cheapo OEMs might do with it."

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Finchwizard on Wed 11th May 2011 23:15 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Finchwizard Member since:
2006-02-01

Oh I read it.

And I must say it's probably amongst the first things where you've actually said you don't agree with it.

But looking as articles as a whole since you've started writing here, it's not hard to see your inconsistencies.

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by Shane on Thu 12th May 2011 00:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
Shane Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately this site reads like a blog. Has for several years now. It's full of opinion pieces and light on technical articles. The "my take" angle attached to most posts basically mimics what Gruber does at Daring Fireball. If you want journalism read Ars Technica.

Edited 2011-05-12 00:58 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Aragorn992 on Thu 12th May 2011 07:13 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Aragorn992 Member since:
2007-05-27

Unfortunately this site reads like a blog. Has for several years now. It's full of opinion pieces and light on technical articles...


And thats exactly why I keep coming back here and find "neutral" sites more-or-less boring. I like the discussions and I like it when people state a controversial opinion outright.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Oliver on Thu 12th May 2011 08:13 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

And even there it's just opinion, but they wrap it up better to lure you into this kind of thinking process. True journalism? Grow up! Become a true reader, learn to use source criticism, etc. pp.

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