Google is Cracking down on android “fragmentation”

So, I was reading a blog. The link is here. Now, the title says it all. I think it is a good idea to stop the fragmentation that android has in the cell market. I think that is wonderful and there is nothing wrong with that idea. But there is something that I am missing. As far as I know, the Android OS for cell phones is released under the BSD license. I don’t now if that has change lately. But I remember reading that it BSD.

As far as I know the BSD license allows the open source code to be used by another company and what ever is build on top of or derived from that code does not have to be return to the company, like the GPL 3 license says.

My question is: why is Google now forcing companies not to make the changes that they want if in reality the software is has the BSD license?

I don’t know a lot about this subject, I just want to know why this is happening.


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