Sources: HP, PCWorld
quote: They argued that under Android's open source licens, HP must release the source code for these devices, including the firmware that drives multi-touch and wireless functionality on the device.
quote: Essentially, it seems like your are arguing that corporations should have the ability to have their cake and eat it too.
quote: I think he's arguing that it's ridiculous to assert that you can open-source something while still enforcing arbitrary conditions about how people use it (and also that it's ridiculous to call any code that includes terms and conditions of use "free" or "open").
quote: They did not agree to your conditions prior to being given access to the code, so by rights you should have no leverage for enforcing that your terms are followed. If you wanted your terms to be followed, then you should have secured explicit agreement to them *before* you gave the person access to your code.
quote: the Android license requires source code to be made available IF the OS was legally released. That said. What are the legal requirements under the license if the OS is ILLEGALLY released?