Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Only a few more hours until the last of the big three has its big event (Google i/o, after WWDC and Microsoft's Surface and WP8 events). They will most likely announce a Nexus tablet, as well as Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. While many of you are still on Gingerbread with your top-of-the-line phones - let me poke a few eyes out with mikegapinski's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich port... To the Samsung Wave. Dual-booting Bada 2 and ICS, right here.
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RE[5]: Comment by avgalen
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by avgalen"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I am a big fan of Thom and mostly agree with what he writes. But this time I didn't so I voiced my opinion. He didn't seem to like it and his responses were so-called clever one-liners instead of actual on-topic related answers.


How else am I supposed to respond to someone who clearly doesn't understand how open source development works? Am I really expected - in 20-fcuking-12 - to explain how open source development works?

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RE[6]: Comment by avgalen
by avgalen on Wed 27th Jun 2012 13:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by avgalen"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

You should respond respectful, knowledgeable and factual. Not childish (oh noes), cursing (20-fcuking-12) and insulting (calling me "who clearly doesn't understand how open source development works")

I have addressed every issue and answered every question that was put in front of me. You haven't done anything constructively in your comments.

Please reread my comments, follow the link I provided and then tell me if you really think that this project is a good example of how openness (in general) works. Or were you perhaps just talking about Androids openness?
Anyway, there are much better examples out there as mentioned later in the comments and I am assuming CyanogenMod would be as well.

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RE[7]: Comment by avgalen
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 13:39 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by avgalen"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The problem is - this is EXACTLY how open source development works, and thus, is a good example of how openness works. Someone wants to do something, does it, and dumps the code out there as soon as possible, and as often as possible - even if things don't work yet. This is actually a good thing, as it's basically an invitation for other people to join in and fix the issues that remain. How many cool projects are going on within closed-source companies that we never get to see because they don't follow release early/often?

This is such a core concept of open source development that I can reasonably expect not to have to explain this any longer. If you don't get this and complain about things not working in a first release, then yes, I will assume you have little to no knowledge on how open source development works - so I suggested you read up on the concept.

I never said this was a the best or perfect example of open source development - it's just an example of openness at work. That's it. Of course Linux is a better example. Of course Apache is a better example. Of course FreeBSD is a better example.

However, all the countless projects that spawned from those? They are just as much a core aspect of open source as their parent projects. So yes, a lone developer, building upon the work that came before him and from the AOSP's code, is a good example of openness at work.

Edited 2012-06-27 13:40 UTC

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