Kiwanda

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  • Kiwanda commented on the blog post Dumb Sh*t Eric Schmidt Says

    2012-12-17 19:13:45View | Delete

    “It’s only recently that the Android “Fork” is being brought back slowly into the mainline”

    But it *is* being brought back into the mainline, yes? While the discussion at your first link is a little too “inside” for me to follow, the main point is that Linux is GPL, therefore Android is GPL, and therefore its code is public and open, and therefore, in principle at least, anybody could go off and make an a smartphone with the Android operating system, and owe Google nothing. (And in response to bluedot12, this is why Android (and Google, in this respect) is not evil, as far as I can tell.)

    Apparently Google and the Linux development community are not having an ideal interaction, but it’s not clear to me how much of this is ultimately harmful.

  • Kiwanda commented on the blog post Dumb Sh*t Eric Schmidt Says

    2012-12-17 15:57:07View | Delete

    The Android operating system is derived from Linux, and open source. While this isn’t everything, it’s pretty important, and makes Google not-so-evil, with respect to smartphone operating systems anyway.

  • I look forward to Scalia’s deeply principled thoughts on the founders’ intention to protect our right to carry suitcase nukes.

  • A slightly more hopeful view of sociopaths from neuroscientist James Fallon, who looks at his family history, his brain scans, and his emotions to self-diagnose.

  • Kiwanda became a registered member

    2012-05-15 08:05:38View | Delete