The Google Android development team has released the source code for version 2.3 of its open source Android mobile operating system, code named "Gingerbread". Originally announced earlier this month, Gingerbread is the eighth platform release since version 1.0 and is the latest major update for Google's mobile OS.
While the open source community is filled with some of the most talented minds in the world, fresh perspectives from the next generation of developers is essential to the continued pioneering spirit of open source projects.
Google announced a new open-source tool intended for developers with the release of a translator to convert Java source code to Objective-C source code. The new tool, named J2ObjC, means developers can include Java code in the build process for an iOS application.
Now that the code for Canonical Ltd.’s Launchpad open source development hosting community was released as open source last week, the company hopes that developers who may have stayed away from Launchpad in the past will take a new look.
What are the ways we can give to an open source community without contributing code? A recent comment to an Opensource.com article[he]nbsp[/he]a career in open source went something like that they wanted to contribute to open source but lacked coding skills.
HTC’s DROID DNA has earned tons of praise from the Android community, but it’s certainly apparent that all the hardcore tinkerers out there have been itching to get down and dirty into the real guts of the device— and HTC has delivered by releasing the open source code and binaries to the masses.