Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 22:13 UTC
Apple We've had an immense hubbub about the delay in the source code release of Honeycomb, which led to a storm of critique being sent Google's way. Turns out there's another company withholding source code, and this time it's Apple. They have stopped releasing the LGPL source code for WebKit in iOS since iOS 4.3.0, released about 8 weeks ago. Turns out - this isn't the first time Apple has refused to release (L)GPL'd code. It took them six months to release the required GPL source code for iOS 4.1.
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RE[4]: Comment by molnarcs
by saynte on Sun 8th May 2011 04:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by molnarcs"
saynte
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The problem is that you're making an inappropriate comparison (which the original poster tried to point out above). Webkit is a rendering engine, Chrome is a browser.

Google never claimed to create a new rendering engine, because they clearly didn't.

Webkit, in contrast, is a project directly forked from an open-source rendering engine. Webkit is essentially a modified KHTML, where Chrome uses webkit as a library; different situations entirely.

Also, if you go and look at the contributors to Webkit, about a third are Google employees. So Google does openly support Webkit.

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