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http://www.guardian.co.uk

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

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lozz

3 years 8 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago

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GNU(less)/Linux

Google should have named Android 3, "Iron Wall", or, "Bitter Gall", rather than, "Honeycomb". There's nothing sweet about it.

Yet another reason to distrust Google's commitment to software freedom.

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Lanadapter

3 years 8 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago

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Wait, what?

Since when did google make a commitment to software freedom?

They're much better than MS to be sure, but they've always made some tainted software here and there. Plus they have flash bundeled with chrome, a move clearly not aligned with the values of the free software movement.