Joe Hewitt Says Android\'s Claim to Be \'Open\' is Disingenuous

Joe Hewitt Says Android\'s Claim to Be \'Open\' is Disingenuous

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Joe Hewitt, a well respected developer at Facebook, has also taken issue with Android's definition of "open". Hewitt is most well known for creating the iPhone Facebook app; however, he quit due to tyrannical App Store approval policies.

Yesterday, Steve Jobs' criticized Android's claim to openness. Today, Hewitt added his voice to the argument.

Compare the Android "open source" model to Firefox or Linux if you want to see how disingenuous that "open" claim is.

Until Android is read/write open, it’s no different than iOS to me. Open source means sharing control with the community, not show and tell.

I think it is the lack of visibility into daily progress that bothers me about Android more than the lack of write access.

Refusing to share your vision and progress until the big event… how very open.

@mclazarus true open source projects have a process for earning checkin privileges.

Point I am trying to make is, Rubin bickering with Jobs is a farce, because both refuse to share the one thing that matters: control.

@risaacs99 I am saying they are doing the bare minimum, but boasting as if they are on the level of Linux or Firefox, or even Chrome OS.

@risaacs99 like Rubin bragging about how downloading a months old code dump is the definition of open.


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Joe Hewitt Says Android\'s Claim to Be \'Open\' is Disingenuous

James Walker - October 20, 2010 at 1:53am
All the same ppl that was on TweetDecks dick when he opened his mouth!!
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