Recognizing that a new mobile OS might not compete with Apple, Google or Microsoft in terms of technical know-how, the document strongly encourages local mobile developers and manufacturers to tackle the endeavor.
Emphasizing that Android is becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks, the emergence of a Chinese-branded mobile OS would greatly benefit both users and companies.
Although Google clearly stated that Android is an open source platform and that everyone can customize an entirely new user experience, the white paper condemns Google for not always sharing code in a timely manner and for sometimes interfering in the development of various Android builds.
“Android is an open source mobile platform freely available to everyone, ” said a Google spokesperson. “It is available in its entirety at allowing device manufacturers to customize and offer new user experiences, driving innovation and consumer choice.”
Taking over 86 percent of the local Chinese smartphone market share, China is beginning to express concerns over dependence on the technology of a foreign country. Much in the same way the US denied Huawei some government contracts, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is trying to encourage the development of new software and hardware independent of foreign influence.
Off-shoring Common Sense2004-04-02 14:44:28 by GoneWithTheWorld
An article called Off-shoring Common Sense by Alan Tonelson caught pro-offshorers in an embarrassing situation that illustrates how deep the problem has grown. Excerpt:
Desperate to convince readers that sending [service] jobs to India "isnt just taking American jobs, its also making them," Friedman uncritically cites an Indian businessmans observation that many of the products used by his call center company are American: Compaq computers, Microsoft software, Lucent phones, Carrier air conditioners, Coca Cola-brand bottled water
O'Bagy, where art thou?: Can a 26-year-old be a Syria 'expert'? — Daily Caller
But I can't help thinking we have gotten away from honoring the wisdom that comes with age and experience (traveling to Syria multiple times and reading books are not an adequate substitute).