A great question with a surprising answer. As you can hear on Episode 30 of the podcast Joe and I agree that the article is a bite of overkill. Google is doing what all open source developers, produce a free and customizable operating system designed to run on phones and tablets. With the code being open source there isn't anything they can do to stop the customizations like the Sense UI and Moto Blur. In the end the article starts to afree with us. Read the full artice for all the jucie detailes.
Was doing my daily reading and ran across this article on itworld.com. This article discusses how the drivers for Android have been removed from the Linux kernel's staging tree. No mention of the word fork was stated in any posts, but many will wonder why do this move now?
Greg Kroah-Hartman posted a lengthy explanation stating one reason for removing the code is that no one was currently working on it.
We will have to follow this story as it progresses further and actually see if a true fork ends up happening.
Post us some comments and let us know whether you think a fork would be good or bad?
I found another article around this topic at h-online