Is Android Open Source or Not? Let's settle this once and for all

Posted by shantzg001 on Oct 26, 2010 12:40 AM EDT
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Link: Lead: Is Android really open source or not? That is the question being asked by almost everyone. A lot of people, especially those influenced by RDF or those who are in the news industry with no idea about OS and open source but were asked by their boss to get a scoop on this pronto, tend to bring up a few keywords and then twist them around in the way they see fit to make sure it says Android isn’t open. A lot out of the rest of the people, who are indeed informed, make the mistake of thinking that “Open Source = GPL” or “Open Source = Free Software”, which is not true. I write this post to speak my mind about this matter by talking about various points thrown up by the above mentioned classes

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