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Comment: less sensationalistic piece from wired (Score 2, Informative) 152

by august sun (#29583709) Attached to: Android Modder Tries To Outmaneuver Google
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/google-cracks-down-on-android-developer/

"The Android engineers at Google are now making available previously unreleased components â" makefiles and configuration files â" that will give independent developers the ability to create Android releases in the same manner that Google does, but without using Googleâ(TM)s proprietary apps. These engineers are working with volunteers from the community and have already begun working on alternatives to the proprietary Google applications."


It doesn't sound as contentious as the OP but it definitely seems like Google is taking the right tact on this to me.
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+ - Comcast Weans Hogs Off Their Packet Teat

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eldavojohn
eldavojohn writes "The telecommunications giant Comcast has severed its services to internet hogs who use more bandwidth than others. From the article, "Carreiro said he received a message from a Comcast Security Assurance representative in December, who warned him that he was hogging too much of the company's bandwidth and needed to cut down. When Carreiro contacted customer service about the call, they had no idea what he was talking about and suggested it was a prank phone call. Unconvinced, Carreiro contacted Comcast several more times, but was again told there was no problem. A month later, he woke up to a dead Internet connection. Customer service directed him to the Security Assurance division, which Carreiro said informed him he would now be without service for one year." This is quite alarming to me, considering that I am forced into using a particular ISP based on some deal my neighborhood made many years before I moved here."

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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