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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RE: Timing?
by _txf_ on Sat 7th May 2011 17:45 UTC in reply to "Timing?"
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2008-03-17

As far as I can tell (and IANAL); while GPL says you have to distribute/provide source code, it doesn't say anything about "when" or how quickly.

I believe that I read somewhere that there is a margin of 120 days after the release of the binary. I don't know if this only applies to GPL LGPL or both.

I know that this stunt is regularly pulled by htc when releasing the android kernel.

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RE[2]: Timing?
by mattst88 on Mon 9th May 2011 02:39 in reply to "RE: Timing?"
mattst88 Member since:
2005-08-27

That 120 days number is totally made up by some company to attempt to delay the release of GPL code.

Relevant: http://mjg59.livejournal.com/135665.html

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