Android

Android is an operating system for mobile devices which is based on the Linux kernel. While primarily developed by Google, the various components that make up Android are released under open source licenses, allowing others to create their own derivatives. Read more about the many open source applications available for Android in these articles.

Automotive Grade Linux, running Android without Google, and more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. June 28 - July 4, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we celebrate our digital...Read more

Desperate times call for Tux Paint

Tux Paint for open education
Bill Kendrick created Tux Paint in only a couple of days. A friend asked why there wasn't a free and open source drawing program for kids, something...Read more

Apple, Samsung, and the white queen's gambit

mobile mashup
Now the that the jury has given Apple almost everything it asked for in its infringement suit against Samsung, what should we expect to happen next?...Read more

Oracle v. Google and API copyrightability

 Oracle v. Google and API copyrightability
As has been widely reported, the district court in the Oracle v. Google case has issued an order holding that the "structure, sequence and...Read more

Oracle v. Google shows the folly of U.S. software patent law

Oracle v. Google shows the folly of U.S. software patent law
Oracle v. Google has all the ingredients of an epic, high-stakes courtroom battle: a damages claim of up to $1 billion over the use of Java in the...Read more

Get free, personalized health advice and answers with HealthTap

Get free, personalized health advice and answers with HealthTap
Five months ago, HealthTap launched its public beta to help people share health information based not around symptoms or treatments, but around the...Read more

Mobile patent wars and Linux in context

Mobile patent wars and Linux in context
Mobile Linux platforms are making incredible inroads into the emerging smartphone market. The market leading position that Apple developed and which...Read more

The many markets of open source

Even people inside the open source market tend to underestimate it. They think of it the way they think of the software market. If you're not...Read more