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[6]: Comment by molnarcs
by molnarcs on Sun 8th May 2011 14:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by molnarcs"
molnarcs
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Hah, ok, I give up. I'm still kinda amazed of how you can spin this:

Our recent launch of Google Chrome simply would not have been possible were it not for the awesome WebKit rendering engine and the amazing team behind it. We want to take a moment to recognize their excellent work (past and present!) and talk about how we arrived at incorporating WebKit into Google Chrome. By the way, that excellent web inspector tool is actually a component of WebKit ;-)

into Google claiming to have created WebKit. The amazing team links to all contributors, including NOKIA, APPLE, the whole KHTML team, everybody. Yes, the list includes Google (in fact, Google now has the largest number of committers) - but they specifically mention the excellent work of the whole team past and present. I think that this announcement about Chrome is perfectly reasonable, and it's nowhere near the same thing as Apple's CEO claiming that Apple created and opensourced WebKit. Yet you are able to spin it in such a way to claim Google does the same. Nice!

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