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Android Garage Door Opener [Nov. 16th, 2008|11:36 am]
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I've finally put the source code to my Android garage door opener online:

To get it, just run:

$ git clone git://github.com/bradfitz/android-garage-opener.git

Or browse the code online. Just keep in mind the code might suck because I barely know Java or Android, so educate me if you see bugs. But it works. *shrug*

Enjoy.
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From: tom
2008-11-17 09:54 pm (UTC)

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Just in case you didn't know, I saw this on gizmodo.com;

http://gizmodo.com/5091046/android-hacked-to-be-a-garage-door-remote
From: (Anonymous)
2008-11-19 04:17 am (UTC)

money $$

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why you did not want to sell the code ?
or Make an application and make money man.
[User Picture]From: brad
2008-11-19 08:57 am (UTC)

Re: money $$

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Who cares?

If I sold it, I'd be lucky to have one sale. It's way too specialized to make any money. And it'd be a ton more work for me to polish it up to a state where it's worthy of being sold anyway, and I don't want to do that work, nor have time.

But if I just put the source online it's zero extra work for me (because I wrote it for myself anyway, and code hosting's free), and there's tons of indirect benefits: promoting Android (indirectly: Google. indirectly: my stock), and also just promoting my blog/me/vanity/fame.

So whatever. Open source is easier.
From: (Anonymous)
2008-11-20 05:59 am (UTC)

Re: money $$

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Open Source—Hell. Yes!