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451 CAOS Links 2011.08.16Matthew Aslett, August 16, 2011 @ 12:51 pm ET
Google says Hello Moto. A GPL violation that hasn’t actually occurred. And more.
# Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn, adding an Android handset business and more than 17,000 patents.
# Fabrizio Capobianco speculated that the acquisition represents the end of Android as we know it.
# Meanwhile IP lawyer Edward Naughton continued his Android-bothering by raising the question of GPL compliance and Android device manufacturers unlicensed.
# In response Bradley M. Kuhn noted that Naughton has not identified a GPL violation that actually occurred, while Carlo Daffara pointed out that the GPL portions of Android Honeycomb have been in the AOSP git tree from late January.
# Joyent announced that it had ported KVM to its SmartOS operating system.
# SGI acquired open source computational fluid dynamics software player OpenCFD Ltd.
# Mozilla launched the release candidate draft of Mozilla Public License, version 2.0.
# Rhomobile announced Rhodes 3.1, the latest updates of its native smartphone app framework.
# Karsten Wade called for the formation of a working group on community metrics.
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