Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Aug 2010 18:22 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "We always knew that WebKit is going to make Konqueror fast; but how much faster? Today we test that by putting Konqueror with KHTML through the SunSpider JavaScript Test and the then do the same with WebKit. To get an idea of how fast they are compared to other browsers, we also decided to put Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 through the tests."
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 16th Aug 2010 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
KAMiKAZOW
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2005-07-06

KDE never threated Apple with any legal action regarding WebKit.
From day one Apple followed the LGPL by releasing the sources. However, WebKit was not following an open development model with a public repository etc.
Development model and licensing are different things and no FOSS license I'm aware of forces open development.

Before forking KHTML Apple was an active contributor to Mozilla -- Chimera/Camino to be exact. So the involved people already knew how to be part of a community project.

Apple wasn't a FOSS poster child by not using public development right from the start, but Apple was also not violating any license.
You must be confusing the matter with NeXT (Steve Jobs' old company that was bought by Apple in the early 1990s) who created a proprietary fork of GCC in the 1980s or so and then was visited by a few FSF lawyers.

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