[Nottingham] Android Freedoms - Or lack of?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Sep 20 19:08:33 UTC 2011

On 20 September 2011 19:07, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> Folks,
> Richard Stallman is in the news again:
> Is Android really free software?
> Google's smartphone code is often described as 'open' or 'free' – but
> when examined by the Free Software Foundation, it starts to look like
> something different
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/sep/19/android-free-software-stallman
>    Richard Stallman
>    guardian.co.uk, Monday 19 September 2011 08.27 BST
> A good question in the comments is whether the Android system
> (Bionic/Linux) would be as successful as it is now commercially if
> Google had adopted one of the GPL flavours from the FSF instead of the
> "lax" Apache licence... But also, there is the very big question of
> what direction Google moves in next...
> Quite a read...

And he's just hit ElReg:

Stallman: Android evil, Apple and Microsoft worse
GNU founder: 'Show me the source'


All a good splash!

(And ElReg are a little slow on the uptake on that one!)


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