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[5]: Wrong
by Aragorn992 on Sun 14th Aug 2011 05:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wrong"
Aragorn992
Member since:
2007-05-27

Yeh... But refuting a factually incorrect statement is useful to 100% of people.


The only part of the piece that I replied to, that was accurate, was that Linux is free. And using the cost as something that Linux "can do" and Windows "can't" is well .. lets just say, creatively pushing the limits of logic ;)

See another post for more info: http://www.osnews.com/thread?484833

Refuting a factually incorrect statement is useful to most but doing it with lies has the opposite effect.

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RE[6]: Wrong
by lucas_maximus on Sun 14th Aug 2011 10:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Wrong"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Thanks for explaining it 100times better than I ever could.

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RE[6]: Wrong
by JAlexoid on Sun 14th Aug 2011 19:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Wrong"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Refuting a factually incorrect statement is useful to most but doing it with lies has the opposite effect.


"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence"*
You however felt strong enough to call the statements by soulrebel123 lies**.


* Is the reason why I didn't use world lying in my original statement, in favour of "factually incorrect".
** Lie - an intentionally false statement.

BTW: The "99.9% of people" is a hyperbole that is wildly off target. 0.01% = ~6milion people or ~ 2milion actual computer users. India produces 3 milion IT graduates each year.

Edited 2011-08-14 19:56 UTC

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