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[3]: Please clear a doubt
by zlynx on Wed 13th Jun 2007 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Please clear a doubt"
zlynx
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2005-07-20

From a legal point of view, there is no difference between calling functions in a DLL and using system calls.

Indeed, with the fast system call techniques, where any call to a special memory page (the VDSO) is a jump into kernel code, there is no technical difference either.

The only thing that makes the GPL "contaminate" library users is if the user is a "derived work". If the program has to use that one and only library, it is probably derived. If it can use different libraries without changes, then it is probably not derived, and doesn't have to be GPL.

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