Future of Android ... And How To Stop It!


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How to keep Android open.

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Inspired by http://futureoftheinternet.org/

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Future of Android ... And How To Stop It!

  1. 1. The Future of Android ...and how to stop it Terence Eden With apologies to Professor Zittrain
  2. 2. http://futureoftheinternet.org/
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/echobucket/
  4. 4. http://gizmodo.com/5391712/net-neutrality-worst-case
  5. 5. End Points VS
  6. 6. Android's Strength is its Weakness Slavery is freedom image
  7. 7. Android is Free
  8. 8. Free - Gratis http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelssej_/394781835/
  9. 9. Free - Libre Paul Sakuma | AP http://www.sacbee.com/2010/01/11/2453982/demonstrations-outside-the-gay.html
  10. 10. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Can customers trust them?
  11. 11. Who Owns The Customer?
  12. 12. Who Is The Customer? http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatleydude/3547624583/ ?
  13. 13. Tensions <ul><li>Manufacturer wants to sell more phones
  14. 14. Updating software doesn't sell more phones
  15. 15. MNO doesn't want to subsidise phones
  16. 16. MNO doesn't want to spend money on testing
  17. 17. MNO wants to sell “Value Added” services to customers
  18. 18. Google wants more customers on its latest software
  19. 19. Google wants Manufacturers and MNOs to sell its products </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Result No update for... http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/communication-breakdown-10000030/htc-hero-firmware-update-delayed-again-10015592/
  21. 21. The Result Vodafone angers customers... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/04/vodafone_desire/
  22. 22. The Result Security hole in Android... http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10080714-83.html
  23. 23. The Result http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/16/motorola-responds-to-droid-x-bootloader-controversy-says-efuse/
  24. 24. Is This The Future We Want?
  25. 25. That's The Future ...now, how do we stop it?
  26. 26. Working Groups? Not customer focused
  27. 27. Stricter Contract / Licensing? Destroys the advantage. Against the spirit of open source.
  28. 28. Legal? Device and software as property. Restrictions illegal. Impossible to enforce globally. Compliance = cost
  29. 29. Tragedy of the Commons “ Θα αφιερώσει ένα πολύ μικρό κλάσμα του χρόνου για την εξέταση της κάθε δημόσια αντικείμενο, το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του στην εισαγγελία του τα δικά τους αντικείμενα. Εν τω μεταξύ κάθε φαντασίες ότι δεν κάνει κακό, θα έρθει να παραμέληση του, ότι είναι η επιχείρηση του κάποιος άλλος για να δούμε μετά από αυτό ή ότι γι 'αυτόν? και έτσι, με την ίδια έννοια που διασκεδάζουν με το καθένα χωριστά, η κοινή αιτία διασπάσεις ανεπαίσθητα.” “ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thucydides
  30. 30. Tragedy of the Commons “ They devote a very small fraction of time to the consideration of any public object, most of it to the prosecution of their own objects. Meanwhile each fancies that no harm will come to his neglect, that it is the business of somebody else to look after this or that for him; and so, by the same notion being entertained by all separately, the common cause imperceptibly decays.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thucydides
  31. 31. Don't Be An Arsehole http://www.flickr.com/photos/15237218@N00/2511032152
  32. 32. Don't Be Evil http://investor.google.com/corporate/code-of-conduct.html
  33. 33. Verkeersbordvrij * <ul><li>Mutual Trust and Respect
  34. 34. Keep Your Platforms Open
  35. 35. Signal Your Intentions
  36. 36. Dialogue </li></ul>* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_space <ul><li>Standing Up For What We Believe In </li></ul>
  37. 37. “The Future Is Already Here... ...It's just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson
  38. 38. Realise the Power of Openness VS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ColecoVision.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ZX80.jpg
  39. 39. Thank You Terence Eden @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog/ http://edent.tel/