No wonder Steve J was pissed off that Android was a stolen product. I could not imagine my fury if someone working on my project went to a competitor and build the same project.
It really seems that Google decided to move forward with releasing Android at lightspeed, d@mned the consequences .. they would deal with them later.
First ripping of Sun^H^H^HOracle/Java -- and then ripping off Apple.
If Google were sticking to their '"Don't Be Evil" mantra, they would have...