google open phone platform

morricone morricone at
Mon Nov 5 21:55:58 CET 2007

Dean Collins wrote:

> [snip]

Actually this whole Open Handset Alliance is a farce. Haven't you read the
FAQ [1]?

>Why did you pick the Apache v2 open source license?
> Apache is a commercial-friendly open-source license. The Apache license
>allows manufacturers and mobile operators to innovate using the platform
>without the requirement to contribute those innovations back to the
>open-source community. Because these innovations and differentiated
>features can be kept proprietary, manufacturers and mobile operators are
>protected from the "viral infection" problem often associated with other

This Alliance just shows how they fear that Openmoko might be successful.



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