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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Projects for Android in GNU Savannah

From: Mario Castelan Castro
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Projects for Android in GNU Savannah
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:54:21 -0600
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Alex Fernandez <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Tomasz Konojacki <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Good question, I was wondering about it too. In my opinion, if Android is 
>> free software (its
>> source code is publicly released under free license) we should allow 
>> projects that are
>> depending on it. Of course, I'm not most competent person on earth to speak 
>> on this topic. I
>> would be happy to read opinion of someone more competent.
> I think so too. Speaking as someone interested in the theory (but
> certainly not more competent than you!), as long as the dependency is
> on the Free software part I don't see how we can reject it based on
> our own rules. Sure, Android may need some additions to build a free
> phone out of it; but that happens with almost all Free software. Even
> the GNU project is not complete and independent as it needs a kernel.

The question is not whether Android requires aditional software to be
useful but whether it can be used with only free software, for otherwise
Android-specific projects can't run on a fully free enviroment which is
a requirement in GNU Savannah.

By the way I, there is the GNU HURD.

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