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It's been quite a day in the world of the Android Open-Source Project.

Sony-Ericsson announced their collaboration with the CyanogenMod project, which is based on technologies that Google releases through AOSP. That'll bring the community-developed operating system to more phones and therefore more users.

Amazon announced Kindle Fire, also based on the same AOSP technologies, customized to better suit Amazon's customers.

I'm quite proud that I personally released the source code that those two projects have been building on. As lead maintainer of an Open-Source project, it always feels good when people and companies re-use the code, use their creativity and energy to build new things on top of a solid base instead of having to re-invent the wheel, and fine-tune the technology for their specific use cases. I've been putting a lot of sweat into AOSP over the last 3 years, and I'm happy to see that the results are put to good use. In turn, lots of people all around the world who contributed to the dozens of Open-Source projects that Android uses as its foundation must feel the same pride each time an Android device ships.

Disclaimer: It should go without saying, but this post just as much as any other post that I make is my own opinion, not Google's, you know, just in case there was a doubt. This is posted by JBQ the French Software Nerd, not JBQ the Google employee.
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