Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th May 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple Apple has released the source code for WebKit in iOS 4.3, which it had been withholding for eight weeks. However, according yo Jay 'saurik' Freeman, they are still not, and never have been, in compliance with the LGPL. "Apple's provided source code (which /is/ heavily modified for the iPhone) [...] isn't even complete enough to compile (it is missing a bunch of code for the WAK* classes), so Apple has simply never been in compliance with this license," Saurik writes. So, it would seem that Apple is still violating the LGPL, and has been doing so for a very long time. Funny how this never makes it to mainstream technology sites. I guess they find their pre-release review devices more important.
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RE: Or Not
by _xmv on Mon 9th May 2011 23:28 UTC in reply to "Or Not"
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2008-12-09

You don't need to be a lawyer to read the GPLv2, v3 and LGPL licenses. They're very simple.
Then you'll see that making such difference betweenv2 and v3 is non-sense.

10min of your life to read. Think about it. You'll appear smarter next time you talk about it ;-)

Specially you wanna read this
LGPLV2:

For an executable, the required form of the "work that uses the Library" must include any data and utility programs needed for reproducing the executable from it.

Edited 2011-05-09 23:30 UTC

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