this is not freedom [was:Re: [OT] First rumors about first Google phone]
doron at ofek.biz
Wed Sep 24 16:49:15 CEST 2008
I not sure , but,
AFAIK , I can run free software for any purpose (freedom 0) , but the
Google phone is locked to one cellular provider , T-mobile , and the
device is SIM-locked  (paragraph 9 - first line).
This is not freedom !
Steven Kurylo wrote:
> Even if the code is open, will the hardware be? The hardware could
> easily check if the software has been changed and then cut power.
> Hopefully there will at least be some interesting bits to borrow.
> On 9/24/08, Cédric Berger <cedric.berger74 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 19:21, David Samblas
>>> any news about the real openess of android?
>> first phone has just been announced to be released, and then the code
>> should be open sourced :
>> "So what's next for us? Well, we'll keep working on the SDK, as I
>> said. But we're also working hard with our partners in the Open
>> Handset Alliance on the open-source release, with the aim of making
>> the code available in the fourth quarter
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