Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:30 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
KDE "Ars Technica sat down today to talk with KHTML developer and Trolltech employee, Lars Knoll. We talked about his involvement in the project that ultimately became the HTML rendering engine for Apple's Safari web browser, as well how Apple's involvement has shaped the future of web browsing for browsers on just about every platform imaginable."
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Please clear a doubt
by Chuck Norris on Wed 13th Jun 2007 16:33 UTC
Chuck Norris
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2007-03-24

I don't want to start any flamewar, I just would like to understand. Safari and OS X are proprietary systems, and how are they able to include GPL sofware legally without having to release all the Safari source code, or even all the OS X source code? I think they only release the rendering engine modifications (KHTML) and WebKit. So you can use GPL software in proprietary applications and release as GPL only the code that was changed? You don't have to open-source your whole application? Please let me know.

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