Google has introduced the Nexus One and no matter what you think of the current hardware (HTC) and software (Android 2.1), the ground around the mobile business is starting to shake. The reason? The combination of unlocked service and open source software
What's in your code?
The evidence has been clear for some time that the supply chain for software today is increasingly about finding and using OSS, and for the embedded OSS case this is additional justification for software composition analysis and policy management.
What would happen if the wireless network were more similar to the wired internet? We may have a chance to find out.
Good debate at www.fossic.org, between advocates for GPL, BSD and EPL (Eclipse Public License). At the end of the debate, there were not a lot of new reasons to consider or dismiss any of them, but it was useful to revisit the arguments.