If by "rules" you mean "got a EEE pulled on them by a megacorp that turned Linux into a proprietary OS they control by cutting off support for ASOP, locking crucial APIs behind a playwall, and making GPL V3 verbotten because they can't pull a TiVo with it?" then yeah I suppose it "won" but if that is "winning" I'd sure as fuck hate to see what you would consider a loss.,/p>
Lets see if Android behaves anything like actual Linux, shall we? So you can just replace Android with any old vanilla ARM Linux build, right? Nope and in fact with each passing quarter less and less phones are able to be "rooted" (which is and of itself an insult to Linux, as having to jailbreak your own hardware is the exact opposite of open) unless you use malware like Kingoroot. You can fix it yourself, right? Nope the drivers are all black boxed and again your changes to the Android source certainly isn't gonna run on that phone you pick up in Walmart. How about the community controlling the direction of the OS, where any coder can supply changes for consideration and possibly get them integrated upstream? Bwa ha ha ha ha...not a chance in hell, Google has exactly zero fuck to give about your code or that of the community, especially since it'll probably be GPL V3 which again is verbotten precisely because they can't TiVo it.
Yeah you "won" alright, you won about as much as that Rube trying to beat the hustler playing third card monty in Times Square. Lets face it you got scammed, had, ripped off, and the truly sad part? You are actually cheering for the guy that fucked you! But don't take MY word for it, lets see what RMS and the FSF has to say...yeah not so good, unless you want to run one of only 2 now out of date phones, otherwise you might as well just be on iOS....yeah you "won" there sparky, you are just full of "win".