Android open sourced

Jim Ancona jim at
Tue Oct 21 20:23:59 CEST 2008

Tarandeep Gill wrote:
> What my belief is that the Linux license means that anyone who obtains
> a copy of the Linux Kernel in binary form, irrespective of how they
> obtained that copy, has a right to the source code used to build that
> exact Linux kernel binary. Derivative works of the Linux kernel also
> fall into this category. This right can not be restricted or withheld
> in any way.
> That is the reason why Google HAD to release the source code with the
> release of G1. :)
> If they were thinking about the open source community, they would have
> released it a lot earlier :)

They've had a public kernel git repository with their changes since at 
least last November:


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