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The former head of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) at Google has jumped ship to the competition. Jean-Baptiste Quéru announced that he has accepted a job at Yahoo! via his Twitter feed on Tuesday, and the Purple Palace quickly responded with a welcome tweet. Quéru rattled the Android community in August when he made it …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    In! Before! Headline! Complaints!


    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Former<i>!</i> Android<i>!</i> Open<i>!</i> Source<i>!</i> Boss<i>!</i> Takes<i>!</i> Job<i>!</i>...

      It looks like this in my RSS client!

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        Which, I should add, gave me a chuckle. Thanks Reg!

  2. LarsG

    Must slant ! Must slant !

    Noooooooooooooooo ! Stupid iPad

    !!!!!!!!! ¡¡¡¡ nope

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      You're looking for a five-byte unicode string!

  3. Alan Brown Silver badge

    Can't say I blame him

    Linus rants. Other people simply jump off the ship.

    Either way, building a "open source" distribution on top of proprietary SoCs is something that _will_ result in the developers for said distributions getting disillusioned and finding somehting else to do.

    I doubt Jean-Baptiste Quéru will be the last one to do this.

    1. Metrognome

      Re: Can't say I blame him

      Completely incidentally, the images in question were indeed released about 2 days after the rant. (

      Make of it what you will but it doesn't change the principle that open source code will stumble on proprietary gear.

      1. T. F. M. Reader

        Re: Can't say I blame him

        Those are system images and binary drivers, not source code...

        1. Metrognome

          Re: Can't say I blame him

          I stand corrected.

          I thought the images and binaries were the object of his ire and eventual departure.

          I think I got confused by the link provided in the article.

  4. Captain Scarlet
    Paris Hilton

    Yahoo products

    Yahoo has released hundreds of products recently?

    When was that?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Yahoo products

      "Product" means "what the engineers produced this week".

      They release a product at roughly the mock-up stage. Then they release the useful and important bits in weekly batches as they are half-ready, then release the fixes for those every week in between. In between denying there's a problem, in between blaming users for not liking change, in between saying removal of features IS a feature.

  5. skeptical i

    I don't suppose this gent will be able to fix Yahoogroups, will he?

    Still broken, three weeks later.

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