[License-discuss] Protecting database integrity
kevin+osi at kpfleming.us
Mon Mar 6 17:15:01 UTC 2017
FYI, it's completely possible to build an Android device without connecting
to any Google services or usage of any non-open-source software provided by
Google (the radio and other hardware drivers may also be non-open-source
byt come from the hardware manufacturers). However, if you want the users
of the device to be able to use Google's apps (Maps, Mail, Auto, etc.) or
use the Play Store you will have to install the Google Play Services
framework, which brings you into the Google ecosystem. It's optional, and
some Android devices (Amazon's for example) don't participate.
On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:22 AM, Grahame Grieve <
grahame at healthintersections.com.au> wrote:
> you can do the same - you can release the code under open source license,
> but use the trademark to ensure certain policies are followed.
> The community will probably ignore your code if they don't like the
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 4:18 PM, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 10:52 PM, Terrence Bull <terrence at woogloo.com>
>> I do wonder how Google makes Android open source yet requires everyone
>>> that makes ‘copies’ to be connected to the Play store. Do they have some
>>> sort of special open source license they use?
>> No, the license is straight Apache 2.0, except for the proprietary parts
>> that control the radio and the sensors. Google's leverage over Android
>> manufacturers comes from the Android trademark, which they license only to
>> OEMs who follow their rules, and from the fact that they give advance
>> copies of new releases to those same OEMs.
>> John Cowan http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
>> Don't be so humble. You're not that great.
>> --Golda Meir
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