[webkit-help] License issue about using JSC in iOS application

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 15:43:53 PST 2011

Can't you just use the system JSC Framework?

You are right that the LGPL might pose a Roben since the library must use static linking under iOS.


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On Dec 29, 2011, at 6:33 AM, cuper <lankalanka at 126.com> wrote:

> I'd like to use JavaScriptCore as an interpreter engine in my iOS application. Does it violate the license of JSC if I keep the application closed-source?
> I've searched the internet and read through some discussions about iOS and LGPL, like this one: "http://multinc.com/2009/08/24/compatibility-between-the-iphone-app-store-and-the-lgpl/".
> I also found out that some companies are using JavaScriptCore in their iOS products. For example, Appcelerator Titanium for iOS (a framework enables developers make iOS app with JavaScript) is built upon a modified version of JavaScriptCore. The framework is licensed in Apache Public License v2,  I'm not sure if it's a violation of LGPL or not.
> Could someone help me clarify the license issue? Is it legal to use JavaScri ptCore in a proprietary iOS application?
> Thanks in advance.
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