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: Just relax
by spiderman on Tue 10th May 2011 05:59 UTC in reply to "Just relax"
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2008-10-23

Aside the fact that Oracle releases much more open source code than Apple, you can not justify how Apple behaves by pointing fingers at Microsoft anymore. It's not 1985. You can as well point fingers at Ossama ben laden or Saddam Hussein to make the point that Apple is way better. Why not compare Apple to Red Hat instead?
The fact is that Apple sucks for not releasing the iOS code. It does not bring value to them. We can duplicate their code. Why do they insist on closing it? I sympatize with the guy who complained. He probably got stuck on a bug, tried to fix it and realized he can't because Apple decided not to release the code for no valid reason. You are not Apple PR, let them explain themselves. I for one am waiting for Apple to explain why they do not release the damn code open.

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