This one very rare tweet from Andy Rubin, lead on the Android Programme at Google in 140 characters perfectly embodies the open and geeky culture at Google. This is of course not always initially a great advantage when building consumer facing products, for my non geeks readers
“mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make”
means you can download the source code that is android from the Internet and build your own version without asking google..
If you are missing the context, this tweet appears to me in response to comments made by Steve Jobs of Apple yesterday, but so far in the history of IT Open always beats Closed…