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Re: Android port (was: gnulib fsusage)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Android port (was: gnulib fsusage)
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2023 11:21:26 +0200

> From: Konstantin Kharlamov <hi-angel@yandex.ru>
> Cc: bugs@gnu.support, luangruo@yahoo.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2023 12:06:02 +0300
> > Since the absolute majority of Android devices out there are non-free,
> > the fact that a small number of free ones exist is not relevant to
> > the main points of this discussion.
> You seem to be confusing a platform per se with customer devices it installed 
> on. The Android platform is free: it has its sources open, it is being 
> developed in the open, and it even has derivatives.

AFAIK, even this part is not true: most Android devices have custom
proprietary additions and changes to the platform specific to each

> The unfortunate fact that majority of the customer devices has a *modified* 
> Android where the modifications were not released in the public is in my 
> opinion irrelevant. That is because you are not developing against specific 
> proprietary device, instead you are developing against open Android 
> libraries, which are supported by those devices anyway.

I don't see how this is relevant, sorry.  The platform is still
non-free, and the fact that it started from free baseline doesn't

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