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To: surfer

Android is and will continue to be open source, Google is just delaying the release of the source code on some revisions. Technically, if they don’t release the source code they will be in violation of some licenses.

I honestly don’t know why people think Apple - a company that repeatedly has aligned itself with liberal causes and routinely pulls apps from their app store that violate their ideology - is any better than Google. Hell, it’s not like iOS was ever even open source to begin with.


23 posted on 04/02/2011 6:33:27 PM PDT by Echo4C (We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --Thomas Paine)
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To: Echo4C

I dont have much experience with Apple but from what I have seen it is UNIX thru and thru the olb IBM Unix I think
. The only reason Mac is not open source is Apple has enough money to attack anyone who says anything,it will be the same with Google.
I think Google has said it was going to release source code a 100 times already so I am with you on that!


28 posted on 04/02/2011 6:46:10 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Echo4C

“I honestly don’t know why people think Apple - a company that repeatedly has aligned itself with liberal causes and routinely pulls apps from their app store that violate their ideology - is any better than Google.”

Apple is maintaining some level of quality control with iOS apps. Many of the standards, such as no porn, should find some support here on FR. I have some problems with their guidelines, but overall they’re proving very successful.

Google, on the other hand, seems to be hellbent on ending privacy as a concept. I have a BIG problem with that.

“Hell, it’s not like iOS was ever even open source to begin with.”

Major portions are. Check out this list from MacOS 10.6.7, and bear in mind that most of iOS (except for the UI layer) are the same as MacOS.

http://opensource.apple.com/release/mac-os-x-1067/


30 posted on 04/02/2011 6:55:29 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Echo4C

Apple sucks just as bad and I don’t use them.


54 posted on 04/02/2011 8:01:11 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Echo4C

Ditto Google... Ditto Microsoft


64 posted on 04/02/2011 8:44:22 PM PDT by Sprite518
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