WikiReader sales and the future of Openmoko
jim at anconafamily.com
Fri Aug 20 04:45:03 CEST 2010
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM, arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de> wrote:
>>> 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?
> by "free as in speech".
> it's not 100% open -- important parts of the os, namely hw drivers, are
True with respect to most phones, because hardware manufacturers don't
release their drivers. Not true with respect to the Freerunner. In any
case, Android is exactly as free as Linux is, because you would have
exactly the same problem running any Linux-based OS on that hardware,
correct? So Linux is not free by your definition.
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