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Oracle suit outs Google's closed source Android tactics

Sep 08, 2011, 11:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)

"'If we gave [Android] away, how do we ensure we get benefit from it? [We] create policies that allow us to drive the standard,' the presentation reads, before listing these policies.

"'Do not develop in the open. Instead, make source code available after innovation is complete,' reads one policy. But it's a second policy that shows why the first benefits Google – and how the company has created an unfair playing field among manufacturers.

"'Lead device concept: Give early access to the software to partners who build and distribute devices to our specification (i.e., Motorola and Verizon),' it reads. "They get a non-contractual time to market advantage and in return they align to our standard.'"

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