This morning at 8 AM Pacific, I had the joy of participating in the Android release. If you've been following along, you'll have seen how excited we've been - and are - to publish millions of lines of code to the outside world.

Well, the number just went up by six more lines. It's a small start, but knowing that we accepted our first patch from a contributor external to the Open Handset Alliance just 4.5 hours after unveiling the code reinforces to me why open sourcing this is exactly the right thing to do.

Happy Hacking. =)

(Update: I just checked, and we're up to 5 accepted patches from 8 submitted. Way cool.)