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mknewman
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Where is the source code repository and binary downloads?

In the Download area for the Thrive I see lots of manuals but no binaries or source code.  This product is based on public domain software under the GNU Public License and there is a requirement that the source be available.

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mikecrews
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Re: Where is the source code repository and binary downloads?

Google has not yet released Honeycomb (aka Android 3.0) under any open source license.  The latest version of Android that is released under an open source license is 2.3, and it was released under the Apache Software Licence 2.0, not any version of the GPL.

 

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Slynk
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Re: Where is the source code repository and binary downloads?

Right... but the kernel source they edited is under GPL license and source must be released for it. Android is just a desktop environment on top of a linux kernel. <.<

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revco
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Re: Where is the source code repository and binary downloads?

Agreed, but Google has said they won't release the source code.  You could sue them for it, but I suspect they have resources to put this off for awhile.  I did read that they intend to release ICS as open source.

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DJ_Steve
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Re: Where is the source code repository and binary downloads?

the required open source parts of android 3.x have been released by goolge (the gplv2/v3 parts) the rest of android is covered under the GNU Apache 2 license which means google do not have to release the sources at all. on the other hand the kernel sources for the thrive toshiba really need to release asap as they are becoming very close to being in breech of gpl license terms on the kernel 

 

not being threating just stating a point since ive had the same situation on kernel sources with another large company also. and it took alot of hounding to get them to release anything 

Android OS Developer, Current Android Devices, Nexus One, Dell Streak 5, Dell Streak 7 4G, Motorola Atrix, NI Adam, Toshiba Thrive 8gb
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AgingGeek
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Re: Where is the source code repository and binary downloads?

Steve is absolutely correct. 

 

Android source may/may not be released by Google later this year if/when 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is released.

 

Linux Kernel source, as configured/modified by Toshiba must be released in order to be in compliance with GPL.

 

These are two totally different topics, unrelated to each other.

 

We are waiting.