Android Licensing

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Android, we said is an open source mobile software environment. It's built on top of Linux kernel.

Android is released under two different open source licenses:

No. License Description
1. GNU General Public License(GPL) This is because Linux kernel this license is a requrement for anyone licensing the Linux kernel like android does.
2. Apache Software License(ASL) This excludes the kernel.

Both licenses encourage the open source spirit.

However Apache license is friendlier towards commercialization. It endeavors to balance the "opensourceness" with commerical market forces.

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After completing his Software Engineering bachelors program, Oclemy(Clement Ochieng) these days is a man of two lives. At day he works for a startup in Nairobi, Kenya. At night he works tirelessly on building ProgrammingWizards TV, a tv channel for student coders and this website to help share the source code. In between he practices Meditation and Self actualization to help him keep balance. He also likes going for long solo walks to connect more with nature.


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