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Mehh, i think by "linux bases", its like this here cake is egg based, but it can sit out because the egg is cooked. I know, horrible anology but its the only way i could explain my thoughts lol.
I see what you're getting at, but GPL includes derived works. Using the same analogy, just because the egg is cooked doesn't mean the egg disappears.

GPL is viral in a sense. Any code created from something that is already covered by GPL is also bound by GPL, unless you wish to keep it for yourself.
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Outside the kernel there isn't much in the way of GPL. They don't even use libc.
    
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Sounds like a good idea as long as they don't go over board. Lets face it there are some really crappy Android phones out there and ones that have never been upgraded to the next version even though the carrier and manufacturer stated it would.
post #24 of 59
Would this prevent mods like Cyanogen?
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I have to ask... what exactly happens if android becomes "fragmented"?
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I have to ask... what exactly happens if android becomes "fragmented"?
Developers would have to write apps for each fragment, which i think they already have to do in some instances.

I think this is a good idea. With the pace of progression android has, manufacturers should be required to update phones at least two versions with the 6 month dev cycle android is on.
    
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I think it's fair, a bit more refinement would definitely be appreciated.
    
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Developers would have to write apps for each fragment, which i think they already have to do in some instances.

I think this is a good idea. With the pace of progression android has, manufacturers should be required to update phones at least two versions with the 6 month dev cycle android is on.
So basically, apps that were written for older versions of android are not working on the newer versions? Yet they are still being sold. That sound about right?
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How did you "freeze" these said Blur services? I might do some magic on my dad's Atrix as well.
You have to be rooted, and have the app Titanium Backup Pro. You can then go to the "Backup/Restore" tab, tap on the application and "freeze" it - it prevents it from starting up with your phone which is really handy, especially with the bloatware.
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Doesn't that mean withholding code like this is illegal?
Only if they release the binaries. Nobody must release modifications to GPL code unless they intend to distribute it. Once Google releases the binaries they will be legally required to release any GPL source as well.
    
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