On Friday, 19 December 2014 at 17:21:43 UTC, ketmar via
it is still unusable. i don't care what problems samsung or
have, as i still got the closed proprietary system.
Not exactly, as the flourishing Android ROM scene shows. While
many people also jailbreak their Apple iDevices, it's not quite
so easy to install your own ROM on them. That comes from much of
the source being open for Android, though certainly not all of it.
what google really
has with their "open-sourceness" is a bunch of people that
additional coders and testers for free. and alot of hype like
android is open! it's cool! use android!" bullshit.
What's wrong with reusing open-source work that has already been
done in other contexts, through all the open source projects that
are integrated into Android? Those who worked for "free" did so
because they wanted to, either because they got paid to do so at
Red Hat or IBM and released their work for free or because they
enjoyed doing it. Nothing wrong with Android building on
As for the hype, the source google releases, AOSP, is completely
open. You're right that it's then closed up by all the hardware
vendors, but I doubt you'll find one who hypes that it's open
source. So you seem to be conflating the two.
On Friday, 19 December 2014 at 18:50:14 UTC, ketmar via
On Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:23:59 +0000
Kagamin via Digitalmars-d-announce
Well, those people want to do that, so why not?
i have nothing against that, everyone is free to do what he
i'm against is declaring android "open project". it's
project with partially opened source.
I'd say open source project with proprietary additions. :) But
AOSP is not particularly open in how it's developed, as google
pretty much works on it on their own and then puts out OSS code
dumps a couple times a year. That's not a true open source
process, where you do everything in the open and continuously
take outside patches, as D does, but they do pull in patches from
the several outside OSS projects they build on.
In any case, AOSP releases all their source under OSS licenses,
not sure what more you want.