Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jan 2003 18:05 UTC
Apple Steve Jobs just announced in his Macworld Keynote that Apple is releasing its own browser, called Safari. Its claim to fame is extremely fast performance on the Mac. The Mac platform has struggled from sluggish browser performance with IE (the old default browser). Update: According to Jobs, Safari is open source and based on khtml. It only runs on Mac OS X and will be available for download today.
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by Tim Jansen on Wed 8th Jan 2003 14:12 UTC

> Perhaps, but Jordan Hubbard himself said there had been only a few
> minor patches and some test suites contributed back. Ironically, KHTML is
> probably going to end up getting far more important and useful
> contributions back than FreeBSD.

Yes, that's the advantage of the (L)GPL. BSD-licenses are more business friendly, but they don't require companies to contribute back. And depending on what you do with the code, it can even cost a lot of time/money to contribute code back, at least if you don't want to disclose your additions.

BTW khtml hackers are already porting patches from Safari to khtml.