Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 22:13 UTC
Apple We've had an immense hubbub about the delay in the source code release of Honeycomb, which led to a storm of critique being sent Google's way. Turns out there's another company withholding source code, and this time it's Apple. They have stopped releasing the LGPL source code for WebKit in iOS since iOS 4.3.0, released about 8 weeks ago. Turns out - this isn't the first time Apple has refused to release (L)GPL'd code. It took them six months to release the required GPL source code for iOS 4.1.
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RE[3]: Comment by molnarcs
by Large_Whale on Sat 7th May 2011 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by molnarcs"
Large_Whale
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2011-05-07

Please, read carefully. I said specifically Apple and KDE/KHTML because you specifically said great disrespect and forgetting. And talk about current official project's website. So Jobs said they used "open source project and then made it webkit", well they did that and still who gives a ***. Certainly a major heart attack statement. WebKit is branched from KDE/KHTML and they do credit them very properly on webkit.org.

Does Google say they use "Apple" or "KDE" code? In the blog post? Maybe on the project's website? Nope. But apparently Google writes stuff "from scratch", so now I get it. Now I also get why Google won't opensource Honeycomb.

PS. Even the first comment on the blog post did remind them of crediting KDE/KHTML. Which of course they should've. But that's not how Google rolls. Which is sad. But I don't give a c**p. You do. Apparently just not in Google's case.

I guess bigger problem is Jobs. Let's all cry because he said something, someday ago. He says something pompous so rarely.

Get a grip man. Cheers.

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