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Old 11-27-2011, 02:33 PM   #96
hieronymos
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Spoiler:

Package License
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kernel/imx GPL
platform/bionic Apache2
platform/build Apache2
platform/bootable/recovery Apache2
platfomr/bootable/bootloader/uboot-imx GPL v2
platform/external/alsa-lib LGPL
platform/external/alsa-utils GPL
platform/external/dhcpcd Internet Systems Consortium (distributable)
platform/external/e2fsprogs GPL
platform/external/genext2fs GPL
platform/external/linux-atheros-wifi GPL
platform/external/linux-lib GPL v2
platform/external/ppp BSD
platform/external/sqlite Apache2
platfomr/external/systemtap GPL
platform/external/wpa_supplicant_ath GPL
platform/external/wpa_supplicant GPL
platform/external/bluetooth/bluez GPL
platform/frameworks/base Apache2
platform/hardware/alsa_sound Apache2
platform/hardware/libhardware Apache2
platform/hardware/libhardware_legacy Apache2
platform/hardware/mx5x GPLv2, LGPL v2.1, Apache 2.0
platform/hardware/ril Apache2
platform/packages/apps/Camera Apache2
platform/packages/apps/fsl_imx_demo Apache2
platfomr/packages/apps/Gallery3D Apache2
platform/packages/apps/Music Apache2
platform/packages/apps/Settings Apache2
platform/packages/apps/SoundRecorder Apache2
platform/packages/providers/MediaProvider Apache2
platform/system/core Apache2
platform/system/extras Apache2
platform/system/vold Apache2
platform/system/wlan/atheros GPLv2


So without GPL, the thing wouldn't go beyond producing warmth (kernel). Then, if on, it wouldn't know what to do (uboot). Then, you wouldn't hear no sound at all (alsa). You couldn't store nor read anything on the SD card (ext). You couldn't turn on the wifi (atheros). Then, you probably couldn't connect to your wifi router (wpasupplicant).
If all that didn't exist - who cared about Android?
Multiple years of manpower all over the world went into the development, testing, and bug-filing for these components (and even a few hours of mine, filing a few bugs for alsa and atheros) and you can't just go on and pretend you did that all yourself.

A few examples of how it is supposed to be:
http://www.sourceforge.net/motorola/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200203720
http://htcdev.com/devcenter/downloads
or at least http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Term...uch/379003279/

compared to:
https://github.com/kobolabs/Kobo-Vox

It takes 5 minutes.

P.S.: Seriously? It already happened? http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94213

Last edited by hieronymos; 11-28-2011 at 08:27 AM.
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