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 spiderman on Tue 10th May 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "Perspective"
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2008-10-23

Wait a minute, this is not about Apple vs Google, is it? I uderstood it was about Apple violating a license.
Anyway, being clear about being opaque does not mean you are transparent. You got tricked there. When they openly say that they are closed, it means they are closed, not open. Don't be confused. iOS is closed.

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