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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F Google.
by crhylove on Sat 13th Aug 2011 11:28 UTC
crhylove
Member since:
2010-04-10

What part of "Do no evil" includes pandering to the open source community, stealing as much code and man hours as possible, and then later shutting down the code and not releasing, and also helping giant corporate oligarchies lock users out of their own hardware?

F Google.

I'm sick of them. Just another POS corporation that will lie, cheat, steal, maim, and pollute to make an extra buck. Just like Apple, Microsoft, Exxon, Viacom. I hope that all those corporations and the evil goons who run them die of bloody dysentery. They deserve no better.

Release the source, Google, or STFU and go play with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and the other corporate monopolists who are destroying the only natural habitat our species has: earth.

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RE: F Google.
by fran on Sat 13th Aug 2011 11:42 in reply to "F Google."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I'm sick of hearing that Google is always taking and not giving.

It's almost giving away Android for free with every handset and just making money from adds. (targeted low profile adds)

What about Chromium, or gmail, or google Apps available for free.

What about the scores of open source projects it help sponsor.

See the sponsorships.
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2011

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RE[2]: F Google.
by MOS6510 on Sat 13th Aug 2011 19:30 in reply to "RE: F Google."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The stuff they gave away for free are means to get more info from you while serving adds.

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