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[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Finchwizard on Wed 11th May 2011 23:15 UTC 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.

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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by testman on Thu 12th May 2011 00:43 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

If you read OSnews comment section you have a end up with a pretty balanced view at the end of it.

But only if you adjust the Score Threshold, otherwise dissenting (or just unpopular) opinions simply don't get seen.

In my opinion, this kind of moderation system does nothing to promote civil and balanced discussion and is simply used by the more... enthusiastic members to enforce the site community's opinion.

While I think mrhasbeen's comments are often trolling-attempts, there's at least a handful of times where he actually has something interesting to say. Sadly, they are modded-down because he presents some rather unpopular views.

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