Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Mar 2013 17:58 UTC
Google Andy Rubin, who created Android and has led its development both at Android Inc. and later at Google, has decided to step down as the big Android boss at Google. Having created the world's "most-used mobile operating system", as Google CEO Larry Page refers to it, I'd say his stint has been successful. Interestingly enough, he will be succeeded by Sundar Pichai - Chrome OS boss. Yes.
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Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

"A promissory statement is still protected by the full weight of the law, and in fact the promisee (which in this case is everyone) is legally protected by contract law."

How do you prove "Microsoft" ever said that ? Did someone get the word of some people from Microsoft, what does this say about Microsoft management ? What does that say about Microsoft management in the future ?

Did it only apply to Microsofts offering they had then or also all the newer C#/.Net stuff Microsoft created after that point in time ?

Edited 2013-03-14 09:29 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


How do you prove "Microsoft" ever said that ? Did someone get the word of some people from Microsoft, what does this say about Microsoft management ? What does that say about Microsoft management in the future ?


http://www.microsoft.com/openspecifications/en/us/programs/communit...

And I quote


the CP is legally binding upon Microsoft. The CP is a unilateral promise from Microsoft and in these circumstances unilateral promises may be enforced against the party making such a promise. Because the CP states that the promise is irrevocable,it may not be withdrawn by Microsoft. The CP is, and will be, available to everyone now and in the future for the specifications to which it applies.



Did it only apply to Microsofts offering they had then or also all the newer C#/.Net stuff Microsoft created after that point in time ?



the CP covers each individual specification designated on the public list posted at the Community Promise page (some specifications include special terms; these are noted).


The terms of the community promise are very clear. Why I have to hold your hand for something which takes a second to look up is beyond me. Why I have to dispel this stupid myth every time Mono comes up is similarly perplexing.

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

I find it "intriguing" that you use such bold statements and in the last sentence use such low level tone.

It is also perplexing that you so strongly "dispel" any doubts related to immunity against litigation based on promises from MS and, at same time, raise uncertainty and deny such benefit to Google x Oracle case, where there were also a promise from the top executive (from Sun).

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

At least it looks official.

I would personally never develop anything with Mono or C# for that matter.

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