What is not free in Adroid stack?
Posted Feb 19, 2009 10:19 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Some way still to be able to use the freedoms...
Parent article: How (not) to brick the Android Developer Phone
I am not really interested in a phone that is hackable but by
default only really usable with partially non-free software stack, so
therefore (as an user) I am interested in the development of completely
free software stacks.
AFAIK the only non-free parts in Android software stack are codecs - and
these are not free by patent reason. Other non-free parts (like GMail
client or YouTube client) are completely optional. And it's way easier to
replace codecs with free ones (where legal) than to create the whole new
stack. And if you'll compare number of phones with Android today with all
other phones with "free software stacks"...
Usage of G1 without Android is certainly possible but unfeasible...
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