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: Getting back to the core
by saynte on Mon 9th May 2011 20:11 UTC in reply to "Getting back to the core"
saynte
Member since:
2007-12-10

Actually I believe that Google didn't violate any licenses.

They kept their own code back, which is perfectly legitimate, while still releasing the kernel modifications as required.

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

Actually I believe that Google didn't violate any licenses.

They kept their own code back, which is perfectly legitimate, while still releasing the kernel modifications as required.


Hmmm... that may be, it's been a while since I last read up on it and I might be forgetting details. If you're right, then we're seeing Google being bashed for a far less serious offense while Apple is getting off relatively scot-free.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's correct. The GPL code (Linux kernel) for Android is available, the BSD-licensed code isn't - which is perfectly acceptable.

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