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[News] On Google's Open Source Deficinecy

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Maybe "Open Source" Cars Aren't So Crazy After All

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| Another example appears to be the new 'google phone' (G1 or Android). You can 
| download several gigs of source code now, appropriately licensed, so that the 
| code can be called 'open source' under the OSI's definition. But apparently 
| you can't yet modify that code and install the modified binaries to your own 
| phone.    
| 
| The new GPL v3 tries to address this issue by requiring (under certain 
| circumstances) that GPL v3'd code be installable on devices with which it is 
| shipped. But to the best of my knowledge no other license is yet requiring 
| this, and the v3 is not yet widespread enough to put a serious dent in this 
| trend.    
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http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/luis/maybe-open-source-cars-arent-so-crazy-after-all


Recent:

Google Chrome Q&A

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| Via email, I’ve asked Google group product manager Brian Rakowski a couple of
| questions in regards to Google’s web browser.*
|
| [...]
|
| Does Google have any time frame for the release of the Mac and Linux versions
| of Chrome?
|
| We’re working on it, track progress in the open source project!
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http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-09-15-n69.html
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