Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2013 18:29 UTC
Google A blog post on the Free Software Foundation Europe site is making the rounds around the web. The blog post, written by Torsten Grote, claims that 'the Android SDK is now proprietary', because upon download, you have to agree to terms and conditions which are clearly not compatible with free and/or open source software. What Grote fails to mention - one, these terms have mostly always been here, and two, they only apply to the SDK binaries. The source is still freely available.
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RE[3]: No.
by linux-lover on Fri 4th Jan 2013 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No."
linux-lover
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2011-04-25

Yes it is. The source code is same line for line when you check it out. It doesn't magically turn it into something new. Google reserves the right to protect their brand and trademark. Just like Mozilla reserves the right to protect the firefox brand and trademark. Mozilla's license around the Firefox brand is why Debian calls their version of the browser Iceweasel.

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RE[4]: No.
by Nelson on Sat 5th Jan 2013 01:31 in reply to "RE[3]: No."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Fair enough.

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