ELC: Android and the community
Posted Apr 15, 2010 18:26 UTC (Thu) by Trelane
In reply to: ELC: Android and the community
Parent article: ELC: Android and the community
You may not like the way we interact with people who are not at google or the chipset vendors/carriers/handset makers, but it doesn't mean that the work isn't overwhelmingly opensource under real licences that encourage reuse.
Well, it seems pretty clear from the comments here, referenced from here, and the lack of community around Android internals that "you may not like how we do things," when true of a large enough portion of the population, creates a lack of community, which is what's being discussed.
I could also make millions of small commits (perhaps changing one letter at a time) or I could strip out all the comments and use arcane symbol names (or use an extremely minority dialect such as Plattdeutsch) but yet have it GPL and your argument above would still apply. The license is a critical piece of the overall picture, but it's only a piece
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