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[2]: Comment by vivainio
by _xmv on Thu 12th May 2011 02:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by vivainio"
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Linus is controlled by lobbies, he just can't change Linux into BSD. If he could he'd do it I suppose.

As you might expect he's the number one person who could sue anyone violating the GPLv2 in Linux, but he'll never do that. Too damaging for his image and the lobbies of various companies.

He'll always be fine to anyone closing the source of non-GPL software since its allowed and favorite businesses.

Pretty sharp contrast with Stallman.

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