I am watching this talk.
At 9:54 the speaker says that there is GPL software in the iPhone (he says "you will see the GNU Public License").
- Is it true?
- Doesn't GPL forbids redistribution in proprietary software?
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It is sort of True but it is not the normal GPL. (and after listening to a bit more I would note that the speaker is showing that Apple uses Free software and that is a good thing and is not commenting on legalities - which a simple reading of the question here might guess is what the OP is asking)
On iOS 14 I see
a couple of copies of the LGPL which you can link to but if you change its code then you need to release the changes.
ANd the GPL - but it is for libstdc++. This is as per http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/libstdc++/manual/license.html
The Code: GPL
The source code is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3, with the addition under section 7 of an exception described in the “GCC Runtime Library Exception, version 3.1” as follows (or see the file COPYING.RUNTIME):
... The purpose of this Exception is to allow compilation of non-GPL (including proprietary) programs to use, in this way, the header files and runtime libraries covered by this Exception.