[kwlug-disc] Google purchases Motorola (Mobile)?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sat Aug 20 23:48:15 EDT 2011


I briefly had a phone with CyanogenMod on it. Had the hardware been faster,
and had more memory on it, I would have certainly stayed with that.

The copyright threat was actually Google telling them to stop distributing
applications that are totally Google's, such as Gmail, Calendar, ...etc.
They complied and life goes on.

By the way, the guy who started CyanogenMod has now been employed by Samsung
as of a week ago.

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 10:13:14AM -0400, Glenn Henshaw wrote:
> >   From what I recall, key portions of Android that are needed for phones
> are closed source. I think that they took the model from Apple and Darwin
> (BSD based) where parts like the audio manager are missing.
>
> There are open source builds of android (cyanogenmod in particular) that
> are fully functional on and as phones. They did get hit with a copyright
> threat from google, but that was for distributing closed-source apps
> (gmail, etc).
>
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