Gphone isn't open, linux dev not possible
will.voorhees at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 20:55:48 CET 2007
I wouldn't say I'm not concerned, but I'm hopeful. In one of the
video's Sergy Brin says that it will be "entirely open". I hope that
google's Do No Evil slogan takes hold.
On Nov 14, 2007 1:34 PM, Festival.Star <festival.star at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Yeah that is true but Googles saying:
> "Over time, more of the code that makes up Android will be released, but
> at this point, we have been concentrating on shipping an SDK that helps
> application developers get started. In short: Stay tuned."
> But what does "over time" mean, that can be 2 months but also 2 years.
> So at the moment it is definetly NOT open.
> William Voorhees schrieb:
> > upon further inspection it looks like your right, though I am still
> > hopeful based upon this entry in the FAQ.
> > http://code.google.com/android/kb/licensingandoss.html
> > Assuming that this is true, it only strengthens the case of the Neo
> > 1973 and openmoko project. If the 850mhz issue resolved, I'll be
> > buying one. The ability to run various linux based platforms on the
> > Neo 1973 device is great. Furthermore this offers great opportunities
> > for porting the openmoko platform to any of the android based phones
> > that should be coming out in the next year. They will already have a
> > working kernel, etc.
> > -Will
> > On Nov 14, 2007 11:55 AM, Martin Kirchgessner
> > <martin.kirchgessner at orego.fr> wrote:
> >> 2007/11/14, William Voorhees <will.voorhees at gmail.com>:
> >>> that's what I thought, till I found this:
> >>> http://git.android.com/
> >>> -WIll
> >> Don't be fooled it's only the kernel sources: they have to publish
> >> them, as required by the GPL. What about the libs sources? The VM?
> >> Marty
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