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.