Android's openness, defined in less than 140 characters

Andy Rubin, the creator of Android has defined the term ‘open’ using Twitter in response to comments made by Steve Jobs about the openness of the platform.

I’m not an Android developer and my programming skill are rusty already. But according to PC Mag, here is the translation for those who can’t read Geekish.

Translation: Rubin’s tweet includes the commands needed to start compiling a copy of Android on a home Linux machine. He’s stressing that anyone can develop for, hack, or even create their own version of Android. The same can probably not be said for Apple, which took a swipe at Google during its Monday earnings call.

Nicely done. Definition of openness in less than 140 characters. And perhaps the most epic Hello World Tweet ever.

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