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Twitter says absence of Rubin 'openness' tweet a bug

updated 07:55 pm EST, Thu December 29, 2011

Twitter says Rubin post deletion a bug

Twitter has followed up beliefs that Google's Andy Rubin deleted his Android 'open' update by noting that it was a bug. The messaging service had lost his original post, a response to MG Siegler said, and returned it once the bug had been fixed. A "small percentage" of other posts had also been lost and recovered, Twitter communications veteran Carolyn Penner said.

The flaw was a first for Twitter and left even the company unclear what had happened until some time later.

Siegler, and Electronista, apologize for the initial suspicions.

The post is ironically now somewhat incorrect, since the command-line code is now referencing a Git repository that has been moved and no longer works. Some concerns about Google's sincerity about openness still exist. Google selectively withholds source code and lets carriers as well as hardware makers close the OS as much as they want.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. Salty

    Professional Poster

    Joined: Jul 2005

    +6

    #1 Reason not to like Google

    Andy Rubin is pretty much my #1 reason for disliking Google. He's got this really smug look on his face in all his photos, and every time I hear him say anything he sounds like that kid from the playground who was smart enough to know he was smart, but was too dumb to get that telling other people you're smart all the time is a lousy way to make friends.

    Apple has never positioned themselves as an Open Source company, but has created projects when it made sense and sometimes open sourced things just for the heck of it. Google on the other hand with Android keeps talking about Android as if it's open, but at the same time always helping the carriers exploit their customers in ways that Apple would never put up with. I'd much sooner take a closed system where I'm not my carriers b****, then an open one where I'm constantly getting a a hot poker shoved up my a**.

  1. DerekMorr

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2010

    -1

    year-end thoughts on AOSP

    For folks that are interested, here are some year-end thoughts on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) from one of the Android tech leads: https://plus.google.com/112218872649456413744/posts/75aLL1dWY2u. It's a pretty honest post that lists the ups and downs of AOSP in 2011.

    And again, not a single thing that he mentions is at all affected by Andy Rubin's Twitter activity (or by s****-ups by Twitter that MG Siegler misinterprets).

  1. DerekMorr

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2010

    0

    deleted post?

    So, MacNN -- what happened to my original post here? Was it deleted, or was it a glitch in the system?

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    0

    Derek,


    The iWeasels that administer this board must come from Apple. These clowns delete anything they don't like. Say anything negative about Apple and *iPoof*, it's gone - like magic. Just like they do on the Apple boards.

    Did it take you this long to figure this out?

    Oh but then, it could be the Mac Server software that they must be running... It's a tad glitchy so there could be a legitimate problem with messages disappearing. That's why no one uses Mac Server's.

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    0

    MG Sigler??


    MG Sigler is a f-ing prima-donna. What an iFruitcake that guy is.

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    0

    Hey Salty


    You want SMUG? Take a look at your dearly departed Stevie-boi.

    That guy take the crown for SMUG.


    Andy Rubin looks like a Rock Star compared to that iMessiah. Same dirty turtle-neck sweater, same skinny jeans, same ratty white tennis shoes. Give me an iBreak.

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