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____/ RonB on Tuesday 06 Sep 2011 21:49 : \____
> On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 21:05:32 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ RonB on Tuesday 06 Sep 2011 20:27 : \____
>>> On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:02:44 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Android: Another fork in the code by Baidu
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>>>> | Critics of Googleâs Android mobile OS have always been vocal about
>>>> the f-wordâ | fragmentation. From its inception Android has fallen
>>>> victim to Googleâs soft | stance to Android versions and it has been
>>>> common to see at least three or | four versions in the market at any
>>>> given time. | | Last week details emerged about Amazonâs upcoming
>>>> Kindle Tablet that will run | a totally different OS using the Android
>>>> kernel but little else. Then Chinaâs | Baidu announced it will produce
>>>> its own mobile OS using at its core, you | guessed it, Android. There
>>>> will soon be more versions and derivatives of | Android than you can
>>>> shake a smartphone at. `----
>>> Just so long as they all run Angry Birds. :)
>>> I didn't see that Amazon was going to "fork" Android. It doesn't
>>> surprise me as they are kind of setting up their own Android "thing."
>>> In some ways, it's kind of like Oracle leeching off of Red Hat.
>> That's part of the social contract.
> I know. It does get a bid odd, though, when one major competitor can
> basically live off the other's work. But, in the end, Amazon probably adds
> to Google's Android advertising stream so it's probably a plus for Google.
Red Hat too lives off the others' work. It didn't start GNU and doesn't
work as the sole Linux developer.
Code -- like ideas -- is usually an assemblage of what those before you did.
This is also why patents are absurd; prior art is everywhere.
~~ Best of wishes
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