WikiReader sales and the future of Openmoko
openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Fri Aug 20 01:51:18 CEST 2010
On Thursday 19 August 2010, Jim Ancona wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 5:58 AM, Christoph Pulster <openmoko at pulster.de>
> > Please note Android is a Google(TM) product. TM stands for total
> > monopol. Or terrible monster. Google is evil. Android is no free OS.
> By what definition of "free" is Android not a free OS?
That depends on your definition of "Android". Most people think of Android as
what you get on an Android handset, and that includes non-free (binary-only
non-redistributable) drivers and core applications like the Marketplace.
People making modified firmware images have been prevented from including
these in their images by Google, so they have to work around by backing up the
original binaries before flashing, then restoring them.
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