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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by kurkosdr on Fri 4th Jan 2013 19:56 UTC
kurkosdr
Member since:
2011-04-11

I don't understand. What's the point of placing a "no-forking" clause in a binary, and not the source (which is Apache). How can you fork a binary? I thought you could only fork source.

PS: If you know how it's possible to fork a binary, please post.

Edited 2013-01-04 19:57 UTC

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RE: Re:
by umccullough on Fri 4th Jan 2013 20:46 in reply to "Re:"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

PS: If you know how it's possible to fork a binary, please post.


Malware writers do that all the time...

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RE: Re:
by Wafflez on Fri 4th Jan 2013 23:00 in reply to "Re:"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

There were plenty of NES "pirate" cartridges.

Like SNES Mortal Kombat "forked" to NES.

Edited 2013-01-04 23:01 UTC

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RE: Re:
by kwan_e on Sat 5th Jan 2013 03:43 in reply to "Re:"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

PS: If you know how it's possible to fork a binary, please post.


I tried do an automatic upgrade of Ubuntu once. I tell you what, those binaries were forked. It forked up the whole system.

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