Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Sep 2012 16:53 UTC
Google There's a bit of a story going on between Google, Acer, and Alibaba, a Chinese mobile operating system vendor. Acer wanted to ship a device with Alibaba's operating system, but Google asked them not to, and Acer complied. The reason is that Acer is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, which prohibits the promotion of non-standard Android implementations - exactly what Alibaba is shipping. On top of that, Alibaba's application store hosts pirated Android applications, including ones from Google.
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RE[6]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

You're missing the point, I'm perfectly aware that BB is not a member of the OHA. The point is: Google claims members of OHA can use rival OSes, just not rival derivatives of Android -- but what if those non-Android rivals start using Android code (which they can do since they aren't members of the OHA), does that mean OHA members can no longer use any competitive OSes?

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RE[7]: Wait a minute
by cdude on Mon 17th Sep 2012 20:32 in reply to "RE[6]: Wait a minute"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

You can answer that question yourself by asking:
Is it possible that something own becomes a fork of something else cause I integrate parts of something else in[*] something own?

[*] In the case of BB10 it must be "on top of" except you plan to merge the Linux-Kernel with QNX too? When why?

Edited 2012-09-17 20:37 UTC

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RE[8]: Wait a minute
by jared_wilkes on Mon 17th Sep 2012 20:46 in reply to "RE[7]: Wait a minute"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Is it possible that something own becomes a fork of something else cause I integrate parts of something else in[*] something own?


This is incoherent in any language so, no, I would never ask that question nor would I be able to understand what lesson you think that should teach me.

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