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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RE: Please clear a doubt
by MightyPenguin on Wed 13th Jun 2007 17:23 UTC in reply to "Please clear a doubt"
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Yes it's somewhat confusing to non software developers.

Basically it's like this: (many people believe) you can have GPL code and proprietary mixed together as long as they are modularized into libraries with seemingly static boundaries. On windows this would be DLLs.

So you could perhaps have a GPL DLL for handling say, drawing PNGs. And a proprietary DLL for handling BMPs. Your image editing app (like photoshop) which uses both of these could be proprietary or GPL without (as many believe) breaking the law.

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