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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RE: court?
by ctwise on Mon 9th May 2011 22:41 UTC in reply to "court?"
ctwise
Member since:
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?"
l3v1 Member since:
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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RE[3]: court?
by _xmv on Tue 10th May 2011 09:30 in reply to "RE[2]: court?"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

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.


Unfortunately this seems to be the rule for most people. Tells quite a bit.

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