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[4]: Wrong
by vitae on Sat 13th Aug 2011 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong"
vitae
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2006-02-20

Yeah, but you have to realize to some degree you're just fanning the flames.

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RE[5]: Wrong
by lucas_maximus on Sun 14th Aug 2011 10:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Wrong"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It's just the constant Windows Bashing of when it didn't work in some really odd use case, things that occurred on Windows version pre-XP or things that are pure lies.

I do like to throw it back in people's faces somewhat ... me and my manager does this (mainly for fun) ... in terms of Windows vs Macs.

It stops any sensible conversation on any subject ... within 3 posts ... Mr. "I use Linux for the Freedomz" jumped in ... I suppose it gets OSNews more page views.

I really like developing stuff on Windows ... I like doing Python/Ruby/Java on a *nix machine as well ... I just don't do it that much anymore, since most of the places in my area or Microsoft only shops.

Edited 2011-08-14 10:11 UTC

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