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[3]: "This I can agree with."
by t3RRa on Thu 12th May 2011 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "This I can agree with.""
t3RRa
Member since:
2005-11-22

Do you really think is that good in an article on a tech news site, the writer bashing Apple in Google Android news item for no good reason? You example is invalid since this article is not related to Apple AT ALL.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Do you really think is that good in an article on a tech news site, the writer bashing Apple in Google Android news item for no good reason? You example is invalid since this article is not related to Apple AT ALL.


It IS related, because BOTH companies are doing something similar: playing with the very definitions of open. However, the crazy thing is is that while Google is following licenses to the letter, it is getting bashed for it like crazy - whereas Apple is structurally violating the (L)GPL, and nobody seems to give a shit.

This is very much related. Me thinks you, as an Apple fanatic, simply don't like it that OSNews is one of the few - if not the only - website to point out these structural (L)GPL violations, without coming up with ridiculous rationalisations like Apple spokesperson Gruber is doing - he is saying it's okay for Apple to violate the (L)GPL because Apple isn't as hell-bent on being open as Google is! In other words, as long as you're honest about it, it's okay to be a criminal.

If you can't handle people pointing out the mistakes of your favourite pet company, then you might want to stick to cesspools like Daring Fireball and MacDailyNews.

Edited 2011-05-12 08:05 UTC

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RE[5]: "This I can agree with."
by t3RRa on Fri 13th May 2011 00:57 in reply to "RE[4]: "This I can agree with.""
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

How stupid you are. If they are related, you should also bash many of other companies currently violating licenses. AND you are not considering or taking as is of that Apple posted 'Coming soon' for the source code and just saying they are violating. That's quite a stupidity I reckon. You should wait and see what happen before state anything like that, quite serious.

And I am quite neutral to most of the companies. You are just bashing Apple for nonsensical reasons. Therefore I am telling you that you should not as an editor of a NEWS SITE. So you wouldn't get this at all? FINE.

If I am an Apple fanatic simply I am against your opinion regarding Apple, you are anti-Apple Google fanatic. Simple as that.

You have not grown up.. period

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