libre android sdk?

GNUtoo GNUtoo at
Sun May 2 11:05:19 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 16:26 -0700, Jim Garrison wrote:
> Is there a free/libre version of the Android SDK available?  Or, is it
> possible to develop/compile applications without the "SDK"? 
There is a free version of the SDK.
All you need for the free version of the SDK is to compile it or to make
someone compile it for you.
In replicant sources we have a 1.5 SDK
But any android sources tree will have a free SDK that can be compiled.

I think the free SDK license is apache 2.0(not shure tough,because I
didn't verify),that explain why there are some free and some proprietary
The main difference between the free version and the proprietary version
is that in the free version you don't have access to the api of
proprietary google stuff like google maps for instance.

In order to compile the SDK:
cd ~/replicant
source build/
make sdk

if you want an alternative SDK for native code take a look at:


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