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[6]: Comment by shmerl
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 22:50 UTC 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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by fran on Wed 11th May 2011 23:34 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Site editors do write opinion pieces. It is pretty much expected from them. If Tom would write perfect opinion pieces he would not be human. If you read OSnews comment section you have a end up with a pretty balanced view at the end of it. Tom like any other person should be given leeway to adapt or change his opinion.
One one or two occasions I have been critical of opinion pieces but that was wrong.
The right hand section of OSnews has lots of news without opinion so we cant accuse OSnews of excessive opinion pieces either.

Edited 2011-05-11 23:35 UTC

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