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The former head of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) at Google has jumped ship to the competition. Jean-Baptiste Quéru announced that he has accepted a job at Yahoo! via his Twitter feed on Tuesday, and the Purple Palace quickly responded with a welcome tweet. Quéru rattled the Android community in August when he made it …

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Anonymous Coward

In! Before! Headline! Complaints!

 

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Former<i>!</i> Android<i>!</i> Open<i>!</i> Source<i>!</i> Boss<i>!</i> Takes<i>!</i> Job<i>!</i>...

It looks like this in my RSS client!

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Which, I should add, gave me a chuckle. Thanks Reg!

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Must slant ! Must slant !

Noooooooooooooooo ! Stupid iPad

!!!!!!!!! ¡¡¡¡ nope

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Trollface

You're looking for a five-byte unicode string!

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Can't say I blame him

Linus rants. Other people simply jump off the ship.

Either way, building a "open source" distribution on top of proprietary SoCs is something that _will_ result in the developers for said distributions getting disillusioned and finding somehting else to do.

I doubt Jean-Baptiste Quéru will be the last one to do this.

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Re: Can't say I blame him

Completely incidentally, the images in question were indeed released about 2 days after the rant. (http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/09/google-changes-course-posts-2013-nexus-7-razor-factory-image-and-binaries/)

Make of it what you will but it doesn't change the principle that open source code will stumble on proprietary gear.

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Re: Can't say I blame him

Those are system images and binary drivers, not source code...

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Re: Can't say I blame him

I stand corrected.

I thought the images and binaries were the object of his ire and eventual departure.

I think I got confused by the link provided in the article.

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Yahoo products

Yahoo has released hundreds of products recently?

When was that?

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Re: Yahoo products

"Product" means "what the engineers produced this week".

They release a product at roughly the mock-up stage. Then they release the useful and important bits in weekly batches as they are half-ready, then release the fixes for those every week in between. In between denying there's a problem, in between blaming users for not liking change, in between saying removal of features IS a feature.

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I don't suppose this gent will be able to fix Yahoogroups, will he?

Still broken, three weeks later.

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