You could always try pretending to be in Ireland for tax purposes.
This only really works if you have a VPN with an exit point in Luxembourg or the Netherlands, and use tor over that to an exit point in Bermuda.
Pffft. Amateur conformist. I get my slashdot by telnetting to port 80 and requesting it by hand!
Jokes aside, but I've been doing HTTP/web stuff since 1994 or so, I'm very familiar with telnet hostname 80
:) I've even sent HTTP .9 requests for a production server.
Wannabes, the lot of you. I've been getting my internets by telnetting to port 70 since 1991.
It could also be completely closed source and proprietary. Because it's all Google's own code they can license it however they like (actually, I don't know if Google owns all the copyrights; I'm not sure how they handle contributions),
I thought the class libraries that are taken from standard Java are actually Apache Harmony. There may be modifications by Google, and there are plenty more libraries that are unique to Android, but they have not written everything from scratch.
You're confusing interfaces of physical devices that isn't copied by copyright (but perhaps patents) with an expressible form of information that is copyright protected. (like a written work, computer software, song, and others)
I don't see the distinction. The physical interface is defined by a drawing, and drawings are as much subject to copyright as the file of structured text that defines an API.
It also requires specific OS support.
So do USB Mass Storage, and FAT32, or if you want more than 64GB to work with Windows 7 and later, ExtFS.
And unlike ExtFS, MTP support is standard on any modern platform in common use.
All he does is pushing corporate interests with the money he "earned" exploiting a monopoly.
Before he got into health issues, I'd agree - mostly he invested in pushing developing countries towards using Windows PCs for education. But more recently he's investing a lot into healthcare issues that are important to the developing world, and without his money, unprofitable for the drug cartels to research.