There is no GPhone. That is, there isn't a Google branded handset. There is Android. From the Open Handset Alliance:
Android is built on the open Linux Kernel. Furthermore, it utilizes a custom virtual machine that has been designed to optimize memory and hardware resources in a mobile environment. Android will be open source; it can be liberally extended to incorporate new cutting edge technologies as they emerge.
The license is Apache 2.
Presumably Linux stays GPL2 :-) The Android "library" / "stack" being ASLv2?
Guessing it'll be fun to be in the embedded software dev world real soon. Sort of wish OTI / IBM had waited 10 years; it was exactly 10 years ago that I took an assignment at OTI to do embedded software dev. More or less an impossible market to crack open at the time (and up until now); best of luck to Google and OHA! Crack away!
Posted by Patrick Mueller on 2007-11-05
Posted by Ian McKellar on 2007-11-05