This is question of time.
Posted Apr 3, 2009 14:59 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Ooookay
Parent article: Android and Open Source (ABN)
Hmm, but the community choose EGCS
It took TEN
YEARS - only when criticall mass of outside developers was formed it was
feasible to go with open development model.
a lot of user
went to xemacs
May be, but emacs is far from being dead and
Glibc was developed in a more open way, outside
Nope. Glibc was developed very much under control of FSF
and in pretty closed manner. Linux libc (actually forkog GLibc 1.x) is dead
today. Later development switched to more open model (today you can grab
snapshot from svn), but commit rights are still pretty much under control
These was signal that community don't like closed
Vocal members of community hate closed
development. But it does not mean "community" as whole dislike it. And for
open model to work you need a lot of independent
Now I start thinking that google uses "open
source" only as marketing label, and not as true
Open source is not trademark. And from what I
Google truly believe in "open source" - but it has different view of what
"open source platform is" than you and me. If you are phone developer (HTC,
Samsung, Motorola or HP) - you have full control over destiny of your
phone. And this is huge advantage over, for example, Windows Mobile.
But if you think that Google does not really believe in the "power of
Bazaar" - than you are probably correct. But "open source" != Bazaar...
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