2. Exploit zero-day vulnerability in this product on Valentine's Day
3. Wait 9 months...
The source code inside Android is different from Java because Google wrote it from scratch. Mr. Jacobs said yesterday that there was copying, but that there was not a lot of it. 9 lines out of 15,000,000. These lines came from a developer that Google hired from Sun late in the development of Android, and it should not have happened.
Didn't Google's lawyer just affirm that an employee of Google did use a small amount of Sun's code and Google knew it was wrong and that it shouldn't have happened?
By all means, post an example - just one would be more than sufficient since I stated an absolute - of a corporation lobbying on the behalf of the public good AND that is detrimental to their profits.
Oddly enough, just last week I read an article in the LA Times about 12 companies in California wanting to become the state's first Benefit Corporations, which are designed to allow corporations to be guided by enviromental concerns rather than fudicial. Some people and companies apparently do want to put other responsibilities at least on the same level as making money and it was encouraging to read that this is happening in numerous states.
Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature. -- Rich Kulawiec