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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Yeah sure
by leos on Mon 9th May 2011 22:33 UTC
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Funny how this never makes it to mainstream technology sites. I guess they find their pre-release review devices more important.

Yeah, you know, aside from that little website called Slashdot: http://apple.slashdot.org/story/11/05/09/1552213/Apple-Delays-Relea...

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RE: Yeah sure
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 9th May 2011 22:54 in reply to "Yeah sure"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Since when is Slashdot mainstream and a review site? Slashdot is for geeks.

I'm talking of the Engadgets etc. of this world.

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RE[2]: Yeah sure
by arougthopher on Tue 10th May 2011 00:25 in reply to "RE: Yeah sure"
arougthopher Member since:
2005-07-06

Since when is this mainstream news? It was reported on OS News ... doesn't go mainstream until the lawyers get involved, otherwise, no one else outside of our little geeky community really cares.

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RE[2]: Yeah sure
by MacMan on Tue 10th May 2011 05:10 in reply to "RE: Yeah sure"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

Since when is Slashdot mainstream and a review site? Slashdot is for geeks..


Since when do any non-geeks give a toss about LGPL source code compliance?

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