• Petitioned Samsung mobile

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Samsung mobile

Help third party development achieve full potential of purchased devices

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      Pulser XDA

Samsung Mobile releases many mobile devices worldwide, yet has an unfortunate reputation for being somewhat slow to update devices to the latest firmware version. This leaves users open to security vulnerabilities, which is detrimental to the experience of paying users.

We, the undersigned, petition Samsung Mobile to release as much as is possible to third party developers (in particular, driver libraries and source headers) in order to allow users to obtain full functionality of the device they have paid for, and further the principles of free open source software (FOSS).

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    • Matthew Jenkinson BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      While not required by the Android licence, I don't see any reason to not release source for device drivers at the very least. Samsung cannot lose anything by releasing those, whilst keeping it's TouchWiz interface proprietary.

      Come on Samsung, support the opensource community that makes Android so wonderful.

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    • Salvatore Criscione VENICE, ITALY
      • over 2 years ago

      Android born opensource, keep it full opensource, your touchwizz can remain closed source, it's useless

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    • Johannes Hänle STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      The possibility to use a custom firmware like cyanogenmod is one of the reasons i bought my SGS2.

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    • Konstantin Legionniy MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • over 2 years ago

      We need the good mods, because samsung is failing to make good soft!

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    • Arie-Jan van Berkum DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      Open Source is the future!

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