GNU Guix launches
Posted Nov 30, 2012 6:22 UTC (Fri) by khim
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I read that Honeycomb source was released with Ice Cream Sandwich, just not tagged as such. Provided that source (IIRC, it was on this site I read it) was correct, it's just missing the neon lights, but you have access to it.
You have work which was done on trunk before the cut-off, but not what was actually released. Not that you want it: ICS is clearly better thus by now Honeycomb is mostly of historical interest.
The whole story also shows the other side of freedom: freedom to push the thing out of the door on time. How many times opportunity to seize some piece of market share was there but "proper FOSS projects" (community-based ones) failed to realize it because of their "it's ready when it's ready" philosophy?
Of course this is mostly "company-driven" vs "community-driven" thing, not a licensing thing: when RedHad needed decent C++ support it pushed "gcc 2.96" out of the door even if "community" loudly protested. But the ability to hide embarrassing gory details helps.
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