Study Finds GPL Code in iPhone Apps

A study released by OpenLogic examined 450 Google Android and Apple App Store apps and concluded that 88% of Android apps and 41% of Apple iOS apps included open source components.  This was not surprising, but it was more interesting that the study found that there was GPL code in 8% of Apple applications — notwithstanding prior kerfuffles about whether the GPL is incompatible with Apple’s app store terms.  (For the latest regarding LVC video player, see this post.)  The study only examined free apps, rather than apps licensed for a fee.

Author: heatherjmeeker

Technology licensing lawyer, drummer, dancer

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