Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 22:13 UTC
Apple We've had an immense hubbub about the delay in the source code release of Honeycomb, which led to a storm of critique being sent Google's way. Turns out there's another company withholding source code, and this time it's Apple. They have stopped releasing the LGPL source code for WebKit in iOS since iOS 4.3.0, released about 8 weeks ago. Turns out - this isn't the first time Apple has refused to release (L)GPL'd code. It took them six months to release the required GPL source code for iOS 4.1.
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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

People asked for it, but Apple refused. They just didn't get sued yet.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

As mentioned in another post this is a storm in a teacup - no more than Thom trying to muddy the waters.


As always, ignoring the big picture, focussing on the little things you can somewhat refute. What about the six month delay in the iOS 4.1 code? What about Xcode 2.5's GPL code never being released at all?

Apple fanatics and double standards - like horse and carriage.

Edited 2011-05-07 13:08 UTC

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testman Member since:
2007-10-15

So who asked and why was it refused?

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testman Member since:
2007-10-15

People asked for it, but Apple refused. They just didn't get sued yet.

"So who asked and why was it refused?

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I'm guessing then that the answer is, nobody did. Your rant has about as much substance and truth as, "Linux stole Microsoft's code".

But hey, unsubstantiated rants are du jour in these parts, aren't they? ;-)

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