tian2992 writes: "The new terms for the Android SDK now include phrases such as "you may not: (a) copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK" among other non-Free software friendly terms, as noted by FSF Europe's Torsten Grote. Replicant, a free fork of Android announced the release of Replicant SDK 4.0 based on the latest sources of Android SDK without the new terms."
adeelarshad82 writes: What do OpenMoko, Tuxphone, Wildseed, LiMo and Gecko have in common? All great concepts, none ever took off. Similarly while Canonical may have startled the tech world by announcing a new Linux-based operating system for phones, it's hard to imagine why this would be any different than the other ones. As one mobile analyst explains, fact is between long development cycle and lack of hardware support, none of these concepts will go the distance.