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: Perspective
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2011 11:54 UTC in reply to "Perspective"
Thom_Holwerda
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A lot of words, but it don't change shit. You MUST comply by the licenses of the code you're (re)distributing. Google is complying. Apple is not.

There isn't more to it.


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However, as I have said on numerous occasions, despite Google complying with the licenses, I am NOT happy with them withholding Honeycomb's code. Apple's actions, however, are far worse: they are actively and wilfully NOT complying with the LGPL right now, and have, in the past, NOT complied with the GPL (iOS 4.1's code being withheld for six months).

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