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Dell Releases Streak Source Code 83

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the streaking-through-the-build dept.
RandyDownes writes "Members of the developer community called Dell out for not releasing the complete source code for the Android-powered slate, thus violating the GPL. Dell has since complied and released the total custom Android 1.6 ROM to the public. Maybe now someone can get the minitablet/smartphone to run Froyo without breaking everything."
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Dell Releases Streak Source Code

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  • by gman003 (1693318) on Tuesday September 14, 2010 @06:21PM (#33581850)
    Too true. "He who stares into the abyss" and all that.

    Most of those responding seemed to miss my stance. I'm not advocating actually doing that. I'm actually glad that there's laws against that sort of thing, although how well those laws are enforced is disappointing.

    Rather, I was proposing this, essentially, in jest. Unfortunately, as with all good jokes, there's a kernel of truth, in that it might actually be crazy enough to work. It's a bad idea, and I knew it when I posted it. I just thought it was a funny bad idea.
  • by AHuxley (892839) on Tuesday September 14, 2010 @08:37PM (#33582302) Homepage Journal
    Thats the profit protecting bait and buy. The product seems 'open', you code for it for free and they make a profit.
    The inner core will not be allowed to be removed. What are they covering? Basic low end, low cost hardware or some nice ad tracking?

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