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Friction Simmers Between Google Android, Linux

Google's wildly successful Android is no longer in the mainline Linux kernel, but is that bad for Linux as a whole?

It depends who you ask at LinuxCon, where the complex relationship between Android and Linux was a hot topic. Linux Planet takes a look.


BOSTON -- Make no mistake about it: Open source developers can be a very passionate bunch.

At the LinuxCon conference, the topic of why Google Android code is not part of Linux was the subject of some intense discussion. One such discussion became so heated that a panelist wound up telling a combative audience member to "shut up" before asking them to leave.

Read the full story at Linux Planet:
Can't Linux and Android Just Get Along?