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[2]: Umm ... what?
by henderson101 on Tue 10th May 2011 10:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Umm ... what?"
henderson101
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"Anyway, not only is Apple under no obligation to ensure you can build the library their in no way obligated to even release source when they create a combined work as long as they ...


Yeah how about you go back and read the LGPL, kid.
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Apple are under the obligation to provide enough source and where applicable object code to compile the code. What they are NOT obligated to do is supply the source code for the proprietary sections that they only provide as object code. If they didn't supply the object code, they are indeed in LGPL violation.

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