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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court?
by project_2501 on Mon 9th May 2011 21:56 UTC
project_2501
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2006-03-20

Surely someone can take them to court if they really are breaking the law?

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RE: court?
by orestes on Mon 9th May 2011 22:20 in reply to "court?"
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2005-07-06

The copyright holders could sue sure, and waste large amounts of money and time in the process. Possibly even set the exact opposite precedent of what they want in the bargain.

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RE[2]: court?
by JAlexoid on Tue 10th May 2011 00:22 in reply to "RE: court?"
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2009-05-19

The copyright holders could sue sure, and waste large amounts of money and time in the process. Possibly even set the exact opposite precedent of what they want in the bargain.


Hm... Does Apple have official branches in EU countries with Civil Legal system?

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RE[2]: court?
by collinm on Tue 10th May 2011 11:34 in reply to "RE: court?"
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2005-07-15

just make bad pub about apple in tv, magasine to break their image could be a idea

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RE: court?
by ctwise on Mon 9th May 2011 22:41 in reply to "court?"
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2007-02-28

Good idea. Those leeches at Apple should really get it stuck to them. After profiting from the KHTML codebase, the least they could have done is given back code to the community. I mean, WebKit isn't nearly enough payback for the original KHTML code. Turning KHTML into a usable, modern, fast, standards-compliant browser that Google and others could base off of, isn't nearly enough. Evil Apple.

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RE[2]: court?
by l3v1 on Tue 10th May 2011 07:17 in reply to "RE: court?"
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2005-07-06

Very funny. Let me put it plain and simple: comply with license rules. Following or breaking rules should be judged by how sympathetic they are to some people? Come on.

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