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More invisible source code

9 years ago, at the end of July | Leave a Comment

Yet another application claims to be open source without actually publishing any source code. While the WordPress folks have a pretty good record when it comes to making source code available it does not excuse this sort of thing. It’s rather simple. You can’t actually claim anything to be open source until you actually release the source. It annoys the bajeebers out of me when I see people use the ‘open source’ as a marketing ploy.

The application in itself looks pretty good and seems to be getting a good reaction from users, but it is not open source, at least not yet.  Google have a lot to answer for with their Android open source attitude.

Update: The source is now available – now it’s open source 😀



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