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Missing the point much?
Posted Nov 4, 2009 18:15 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Maybe that was the reason, but the Palm Pre shows it wasn't actually necessary to do so.
Posted Nov 4, 2009 18:22 UTC (Wed) by dw (subscriber, #12017)
Posted Nov 4, 2009 18:57 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Posted Nov 4, 2009 20:09 UTC (Wed) by joey (subscriber, #328)
442M 380M 62M 87% /media/pre-root
Lawyers sometimes do Missing the point much?
Posted Nov 4, 2009 19:02 UTC (Wed) by smoogen (subscriber, #97)
More importantly the Palm lawyers can say "we are going to be ok with GPL requirements if all this stuff goes to GPL3 or 4 or something" and it covers there production run. Google has to have all the lawyers of the consortium of manufacturers agree to that... and my guess is that is pretty much impossible (even if Google's lawyers was all for it .. which I am doubtful about.)
So throwing out a ton of stuff and using GPL2only and Apache licensed stuff makes the consortium lawyers happy and they get to reinvent years of lessons the hard way.
Posted Nov 5, 2009 0:28 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Nov 6, 2009 16:56 UTC (Fri) by trasz (guest, #45786)
Posted Nov 4, 2009 18:24 UTC (Wed) by daney (subscriber, #24551)
Who knows. I thought it was to avoid the GPL.
Posted Nov 4, 2009 21:07 UTC (Wed) by lutchann (subscriber, #8872)
With regard to the poor architectural decisions that were made when designing the Android stack, Harald should be quite aware that typical embedded systems software is much uglier. The fact that the vendor (Google) even makes their code repositories publicly available puts them light-years ahead of 99% of the rest of the embedded industry.
Posted Nov 5, 2009 7:30 UTC (Thu) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
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