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Open source means the source code is available in full. Whether the creators/inner contributors run the project like the wild old days of Wikipedia or whether they are autocratic is up to them. e.g. I can't just tell Linus to put my code in the Linux kernel.
But if I have the motivation I can take the source and put in my changes myself. Perhaps it will gain traction, perhaps not. But I have the option.
Also, there is the little matter of transparency which only open source provides.
So in these ways Firefox is the only one of the aforementioned which is truly open, even though, as you say, they do not allow you any say in the development of their OS.
Exactly. Typical Obama nanny state government thinks it's their business to protect us from ebola.
Annoying when a phone/tablet has more software available than a "laptop".
Unless the giant software ecosystem is insecure.
I think the idea was so the entire planet can not only use the phone but that it would be more accessible to build apps too.
To say NASA needs to only use the $5000 car isn't in our long term interest.
I couldn't agree more. Using a $5000 car would make NASA nearly irrelevant as a space agency.
Australia too charges income tax from money I earn abroad - namely the difference between the obscenely high Australian taxes and the much lesser taxes I pay in most other countries, even if I earned the money while working and living in those other countries
shhhh! You're new to America bashing aren't you?
So if Microsoft moves to Canada, does that mean they'll at least say "sorry" every time they do something bad?
The good news is that admins are more likely to run flash block or equivalent settings, and jquery.com isn't one of those evil sites that requires flash.
Now if we could just get Google to fully commit to a flash-free world...
It does seem odd that a defense budget would need to pony up so much for craft that are only useful for invading.