Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 16:35 UTC, submitted by sjvn
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Market research analyst firm VisionMobile says Google's Android smartphone operating system isn't very open at all. Google's open-source chief Chris DiBona strongly disagrees.
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Silly
by tonym on Sun 7th Aug 2011 04:21 UTC
tonym
Member since:
2005-07-06

People this is silly, let me break it down.

How open is Android's source code? Extremely.
How open is Android's development? Extremely not open.

The debate comes from people talking about different things.

You can't debate that the code is open source.
To cut off the Honeycomb code comments, patience is a virtue.

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RE: Silly
by rhavyn on Sun 7th Aug 2011 05:40 in reply to "Silly"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

To cut off the Honeycomb code comments, patience is a virtue.


Does that mean Doom 3 has been open source for 7 years? Since id normally open sources their games (at some unspecified point in the future when they want to), can we say Rage is open source?

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RE[2]: Silly
by mantrik00 on Sun 7th Aug 2011 16:10 in reply to "RE: Silly"
mantrik00 Member since:
2011-07-06

Have patience, its coming with IceCream Sandwich. The rough guideline (date) for that has already been announced by Google with reasoning for not releasing the Honeycomb code as of now. So, it isn't "unspecified" time in the future as you claim.

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