Google vs. Open Source Fanatics

Techgeist blogger Michael Klurfeld argues that Google's open source efforts with regard to Android are less than open, and is therefore destined to alienate the developer community. He doesn't think the search giant is being evil, just stupid and shortsighted.

"Android was supposed to be a fully functional alternative to the eternally closed platform that is the iPhone," he wrties. "It's almost as if Google had turned us around just long enough to stick a knife in our backs." Hyperbole, perhaps, but any company that lures "communities" with the promise of decision-making power is sure to face some boundary issues.
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