Apple reluctant to release iPhone WebKit source code - Update
The lack of a source code release for 4.3.x was noted by Welte when he read a blog posting by a fellow developer Zecke which examined the state of WebKit ports. Zecke was specifically writing about the fact that no vendor has fully upstreamed their ports of WebKit. Zecke also noted that prior to 4.3.x, Apple had been providing some implementations of WebCore as .o files.
Welte thinks that the delay in releasing the code is unacceptable, especially as he believes Apple has demonstrated its understanding of its licence obligations in the past and has the process and web site to release the source code. "I think it is time that Apple gets their act together and becomes more straight-forward with LGPL compliance" said Welte.