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Friday, 05 August 2011 01:08

Android least open of open source software

Written by Nick Farell
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Google will not let go
Market research firm VisionMobile has published a report which lists open source software projects in order of their openness.

The study, partly funded by the European Union, looks at open governance, inclusiveness, transparency, and ease of access to source code. To quantify relative openness, the researchers established criteria and a numerical rating system with points.

Android, Eclipse, the Linux kernel, MeeGo, Firefox, Qt, Symbian and WebKit were tested and ranked in an "open governance index" based on the percentage of points that they received. Google's Android mobile operating system ranked the lowest, with only 23 percent. The Eclipse integrated development environment ranked the highest, with 84 percent. Android was the only project in the study that scored less than 58 percent.

The VisionMobile report identifies some of the key problems with Android's governance saying that Google's "unilateral Android project decision-making processes" and "closed contributions process model" makes it almost closed. There is no Android roadmap publicly available, development of the Android private branch and the roadmap is controlled by Google, with little input from external parties or the Open Handset Alliance members.


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+1 #1 bardenck 2011-08-05 01:32
the best operating systems are "closed" (windows/apple) if android can leave the most opportunistic and usable resources "open", then it is in a good place....linux is completely "open" and look where it has gone.
 
 
+2 #2 Jurassic1024 2011-08-05 08:57
I still want an Android phone running Gingerbread.

@bardenck
+1
 
 
-5 #3 MrScary 2011-08-05 11:45
Quoting Jurassic1024:
I still want an Android phone running Gingerbread.

@bardenck
+1


Good trolls are those who suck each other mini-dicks, hahaha, noobs do u seem anyone cares your coments, faggots.

I imaging u both and the rest in their trollcaves must think "Oyyyyyyyy... tha boyz will think i'm Kooooll if i post something not even remotelly relevant...going to puke the frirstttzzz worthlezzz shit that pass in my mind, would do good virtuall zlap for moi [censored]ed troll ego...oyoyoy trolling..." hahhaha noobs

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0 #4 bardenck 2011-08-05 17:38
Quoting MrScary:
Quoting Jurassic1024:
I still want an Android phone running Gingerbread.

@bardenck
+1


Good trolls are those who suck each other mini-dicks, hahaha, noobs do u seem anyone cares your coments, faggots.

I imaging u both and the rest in their trollcaves must think "Oyyyyyyyy... tha boyz will think i'm Kooooll if i post something not even remotelly relevant...going to puke the frirstttzzz worthlezzz shit that pass in my mind, would do good virtuall zlap for moi [censored]ed troll ego...oyoyoy trolling..." hahhaha noobs

It seem these are the famous "facts" trollDenck spoke about... priceless and...ahhh enlightening...DICKHEADSSSSS


Cool story bro..
 
 
+1 #5 123s 2011-08-05 18:53
There is not much choice anyway, compared to Jobs dictatorship, Android is pretty open. No idea about Win but its pretty irrelevant with their market share anyway.
 
 
0 #6 crackerz 2011-08-06 23:52
ever heart of cyanogenmod? ..google it
 
 
0 #7 The_Countess 2011-08-07 12:24
Quoting bardenck:
linux is completely "open" and look where it has gone.


ya, all it does is pretty much run the internet.

and as far as 'best' operating systems, windows is 'acceptable' at best, and apple is far to expensive and closed to be even considers as a contender for 'best'.

open standards are the only future worth pursuing. and hopefully open source will follow soon after.
 

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