Report: Eclipse is the most open project, Android the least

By Emil
Aug 4, 2011
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  1. Vision Mobile has published a new 45-page report titled "Measuring the true openness of open source projects from Android to WebKit" (PDF, via Ars Technica). In it, the company showcases…

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +93

    I know some "open source" women who I'd prefer stay closed. So this graph might be misleading.. from my research.
  3. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 416   +43

    Least open means still open, unlike other MSFT Windows, iOS, Mac.So what's the point of this review and what means Linux when MeeGo, Symbian, Mozilla, Android, Eclipse etc are Linux distributions.What about Chrome?
  4. Symbian is not a Linux distribution, and that goes for Mozilla as well.
    Parts of Mac OS X are open source, like the Darwin underpinnings and webkit in Safari. Who knows, maybe the openness of Mac OS X isn't far from Android's 23% ;-)
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,136   +480

    hey where is open office :p
  6. Now add to the fact that new HTC phones will be getting a bootloader web unlock tool Android will be even more open (HTC anyway)
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Android OS 3.x HC not that open if you ask me. Still Gingerbread OS underneath it running things which is more Open than the one is being peddled in the retail level. Linux as always been open. In the past there were a few other OS but they never had been so wonderful like Microsoft and Apple. Linux is the real open source OS. Android OS base on Linux core started open with 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.3 the kinda taken a back seat with 3.0. Time to make money so there you have it.
  8. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Hell, if you own a Mac you can grab the OSX and iOS SDKs for free (although to be fair Android's SDKs are also freely available).

    And even at that Apple doesn't force you to own a mac just to have access. The only issue is that the SDK only runs on Apple computers, which is why I say you need a mac to get it.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,145   +597

    Projects come in different flavors; OS's, Applications and Tools.

    Eclipse is an SDK for developing (originally & primarily) JAVA code.

    Unless you are a programmer, do you really care?

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