Linked by snydeq on Fri 12th Aug 2011 19:05 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Google has finally acknowledged that its characterization of Android as open source is false and, in the end, this can only make the mobile platform stronger, InfoWorld's Galen Gruman argues. 'It's hard for believers to accept that open source brings with it difficulties, but look at the consistent failure of the other open source mobile platforms -- Moblin, Maemo, and MeeGo -- that all devolved into grad-student-like thought experiments and personal pet projects. Users don't want that, and ultimately products are sold to users.' Instead, Google has been quietly taking parts of Android back in house to develop them purposefully and deeply, and as Google has asserted more control over Android, it's improved.
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RE[3]: Wrong
by Neolander on Sat 13th Aug 2011 09:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wrong"
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Just one little note : there is such a thing as a bug tracker for Windows, and other Microsoft products.

It's just that few people know about it, and that the Microsoft employees there often behave more like technical support ("Here's how you can get around the problem") than like bug smashers ("Okay, help us find out where the problem comes from so that we can truly fix it")

Edited 2011-08-13 09:50 UTC

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