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[2]: No.
by bassbeast on Mon 7th Jan 2013 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE: No."
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But has anybody compared it to what Google has in its SDK? Because if all they wanted was to protect its copyrights like Mozilla why wouldn't they just use something like the MPL, why go to all this extra mess and BS?

So before I'd say "oh the source is there and its the same" I'd want somebody to do a comparison, after all it wouldn't be the first time a company has given some but not all of the code.

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