OT: LinuxTag '09 in Berlin, Germany
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at vanille-media.de
Tue Jun 16 19:16:52 CEST 2009
On Tuesday 16 June 2009 18:50:41 Nils Faerber wrote:
> I am currently wondering if forking the Android would in theory be
> possible? Could some open source enthusiast community "hijack" the project?
Code-wise, I don't think Android/Linux provides much value to the GNU/Linux
world, it's way too diffferent to advance the movement of free software beyond
some kernel patches of questionable style.
Marketing-wise it's ambivalent; on the upside it strengthens the brand Linux,
on the downside it communicates a wrong picture of openness, if you consider a
platform being a combination of hardware and software.
Concept-wise, it's nice. We should definitely look at the architecture and
"steal" the best concepts.
> 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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