Google Fined Five Billion by EU

Wed, Jul 18, 2018

The EU has fined Google $5.06 billion in an antitrust proceeding regarding the mandatory inclusion of Google apps on other vendors’ Android based phones.

Google started sulking, claiming they might have to close down Android and no longer give it away free of charge. Now this will be funny. Android is Linux based which, in large parts, is protected by the GPL license which basically says that if you use GPL licensed code in your project, you have to publish your source code as well. Good luck Google :)