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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Umm ... what?
by kristoph on Tue 10th May 2011 07:28 UTC
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So a random dude writes a 2 line post on hacker news and this becomes the basis for an 8 line tirade based on 0 actual fact.

Honestly.

Anyway, not only is Apple under no obligation to ensure you can build the library their in no way obligated to even release source when they create a combined work as long as they ...

"Give prominent notice with the combined library that part of it is a work based on the Library, and explaining where to find the accompanying uncombined form of the same work"

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