OT: LinuxTag '09 in Berlin, Germany
nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Tue Jun 16 18:50:41 CEST 2009
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer schrieb:
> On Tuesday 16 June 2009 16:05:35 Nils Faerber wrote:
>> This Android stuff is by far not as bad as
>> I thought. I am really amazed about the stack's high quality (in terms
>> of speed and stability) compared to the comparibly short time they had
>> to develop it.
> Uhm.... Google bought Android Inc. in 2005 who already have been working 2
Ha, see, did not know that one - interesting!
I had the impression Android was a Google invention. googd marketing, I
> years on Android with a small number of highly qualified engineers. Let's guess
> it was just 5 guys -- that makes it 10 manyears until 2005. Until 2008 Google
> worked 3 years on it with ... guessing again .. 50 engineers. That makes an
> additional 150 manyears.
> I would consider 160 man years as everything but a "comparibly short time".
It is a lot of effort but I was referring to the timeframe and to my
information this was a little over two years (I did not know about that
buy-in). I think the timeframe is still important because new projects
like this just take time to evolve and throwing indefinite amounts of
man power on them does not necessarily accelerate the process.
But the buy-in of course makes a change in my comment, so now I would
say: For such a young product it feels already quite mature ;)
I am currently wondering if forking the Android would in theory be
possible? Could some open source enthusiast community "hijack" the project?
Oh well... I am not very keen on Java programming... :) So let's stop
this Android philisophical stuff, there's more important things to do...
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