Google throws the �open� out of �open-source� by shutting down Android mod
Sep 29, 2009, 12:34 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Before we go on, let's be clear about one thing: Google is
clearly right in the legal sense. The problem is the abstract
ethical side. For a company that prides itself on its ethics and
'Don't be evil' motto, this is one of the most trust-shattering
moves in its history.
"CyanogenMod is a modded version of Android that overcomes the
many shortcomings of Google's original OS: it's faster, more
stable, comes with more features and can run applications stored on
the memory card. With over 30,000 users, this is one of the most
popular Android mods around. And as far as developing this mod and
distributing it is concerned, Google has no problems at all."