Is the Android truly open source?
May 05, 2010, 18:47 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Vernon)
"Point is, from a software (app) developer standpoint, the
platform is open source. But that's once it's already installed on
a handset. And after talking to a friend who's a sometime app
developer the other day, I realize it's far easier to get an app
approved for Android than for the iPhone. But from the pre-phone
side of things - you know, the part where the actual Android
software is developed before being loaded onto handsets - Google
has a very tight hold, despite the Apache 2 license."