[maemo-developers] Android Vs. Maemo

From: Klaus Rotter klaus at rotters.de
Date: Fri Nov 30 17:40:52 EET 2007
Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> Just to correct this: Software under the ASL can use LGPL-ed code just
> fine.  Think Apache HTTPd running on a normal Linux installation.
> glibc is LGPL, Apache is ASL.

But this is inaccurate: Since Android is based on Linux kernel (which is 
GPL'd with exceptions) how can Google say, the Android system is ASL 
licensed? Maybe the user apps are ASL'd, but at least the Linux kernel 
is GPL'd. So a telephone manufacture, who uses Android, has to (at 
least) publish the modifications to the linux kernel.

Klaus Rotter * klaus <at> rotters <dot> de * www.rotters.de

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