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Google Open Sources Sky Map


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Google has announced they are releasing the source code of Google Sky Map to the public. Google Sky Map is an Android app which users the phone’s sensors to act as a window into the cosmos. Originally created by some Googlers during their famous 20% time, Sky Map allows users to point their Android device…

 Android   Google   News  

By Ricky on January 23rd
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HP Open Sources webOS


HP Open Sources webOS

After months of uncertainty, HP has announced today that they are contributing WebOS to open source. However, HP is not abandoning the platform – they said that they will continue to actively develop the platform. HP plans to continue to be active in the development and support of webOS. By combining the innovative webOS platform…

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By Ricky on December 10th
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Google Releases The Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” Source Code


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Earlier today, Google has dropped a pleasant surprise when they released the source code of Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” to the Android Open Source Project. After announcing Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” about a month ago, Google promised that unlike its predecessor - Android 3 “Honeycomb” – it will be open sourced. Although, Google did not…

 Android   Google   News  

By Ricky on November 15th
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With Ice Cream Sandwich, Android Is Going Open Source Again


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Google has released the source code of all the versions of the Android operating system, until Gingerbread (Android 2.3). However, they did not release the source code of Honeycomb (Android 3). Google had said that Honeycomb is the exception and that the versions of Android released after that will be open source again. After the…

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By Ricky on October 21st
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Richard Stallman: “Android Phones Do Not Respect Your Freedom”


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Google has frequently flaunted the openness of its own Android platform. The openness of the platform is one of the main reasons it has attracted many geeks – the ability to modify and run your own software is something that other platforms like iOS and Windows Phone 7 cannot provide. Last year, the then Apple…

 Android   Google  

By Ricky on September 20th
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Why Corporations Favor The Apache License Over The GPL/LGPL


Why Corporations Favor The Apache License Over The GPL/LGPL

The GNU/LGPL is very popular among independent developers and companies which mainly deals with open source software. The Apache License, on the other hand, is favored by the big corporations for their open source projects. In this article, we take a look at the difference between this two licenses to find out why.

 Linux   Opinion  

By Ricky on July 18th
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Google Open Source Manager: Android Is The Linux Dream Come True


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Chris DiBona, who is the Open Source Manager at Google, has said that Android is the Linux dream come true. He described Android as “the ultimate success story of Linux”.

 Google   Linux   News  

By Ricky on July 12th
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Skype Cuts Off Partnership With Open Source PBX Asterisk


Skype Cuts Off Partnership With Open Source PBX Asterisk

Steve Ballmer gave all hocus-pocus when he was asked if Microsoft would continue to support non-Microsoft platforms. And now he proves that Microsoft would play tough with the open source or non-Microsoft platforms as we expected. Digium, the company behind the popular open-source Asterisk private-branch exchange (PBX) program, has announced that Skype has unilaterally ended its…

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By Nihal on May 27th
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Either The Trend Micro Chairman Is Completely Clueless Or He Is Spreading FUD


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Steve Chang, the Chairman of Trend Micro, has kicked up a controversy by claiming that open source software are inherently less secure. When talking about the security of smartphone, Chang claimed that the iPhone is more secure than Android because being an open-source platform, attackers know more about the underlying architecture. Android is open-source, which…

 Android   General   Linux   Security  

By Ricky on January 14th
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