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    GPL violations in Android: Same arguments, different day

    Posted Nov 10, 2011 - 10:37 am

    Even though no one has stepped forward to claim Google violated the Linux kernel with Android, it hasn't stopped one IP lawyer (or his clients) from sounding the alarm.

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    Android 4.0 developers will get their source code dessert

    Posted Oct 20, 2011 - 9:18 am

    There's no source code for Android 4.0 out yet, but Google is definitely planning on making that code available.

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    Time runs out for timezone database

    Posted Oct 7, 2011 - 9:55 am

    The database that all Linux and UNIX-based platforms and many time-based applications use to keep track of the ever-changing global timezones has been shut down, due to a copyright lawsuit leveled at the unpaid maintainers of the database.

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    Android foes still beating GPL non-compliance drum

    Posted Aug 15, 2011 - 12:45 pm

    An IP attorney states that all Android manufacturers have lost their rights to distribute Android because of non-compliance with the GPL. But the head of the Software Freedom Conservancy states there are still no legitimate claims made on Android GPL violation.

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    Singling out OSS projects for FUD and profit

    Posted Jun 7, 2011 - 1:10 pm

    According to Mark Radcliffe, who happens to be the Open Source Initiative's lawyer, Android development is pretty risky, compared to other open source projects. But a little digging reveals the likely source of such statements: Black Duck Software.

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    How Google can delay Android source code releases

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 11:06 am

    Google sets the release timeframe for Honeycomb source code... after the release of the next version of Android. A look at why this is legally permissible and clearing up the usual misinformation around Google's statements.

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    Google opts to indefinitely hold Honeycomb source code

    Posted Mar 24, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    According a BusinessWeek article posted today, Google has decided to delay the release of the source code for Android 3.0, known as Honeycomb, for an undetermined amount of time. How will the community perceive the commercial needs of Google versus its adherence to free license practices?

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    Android: The new Microsoft mobile revenue source

    Posted Mar 23, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    Microsoft only wants to protect its corporate intellectual property, they argue when suing Android-using companies. That may certainly be true, but let's not forget about the millions to be made on Android patent license fees.

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