Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Sep 2008 06:54 UTC, submitted by Renai LeMay
Google The browser wars may just become a little bit more interesting. Apart from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, another player is ready to join the field in what will most probably be released as a beta - you know, company policy - for the upcoming 23 years: Chrome. It's a webkit-based browser from Google. Update: It's out there, folks.
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RE[3]: Official Announcement
by SEJeff on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Official Announcement"
SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

It is bsd. You can download the code from http://www.chromium.org

If you get a svn snapshot and build it on linux, the only thing that works is a small test app. Kind of sucks for us Linux geeks ;)

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RE[4]: Official Announcement
by wakeupneo on Thu 4th Sep 2008 05:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Official Announcement"
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

It is bsd. You can download the code from http://www.chromium.org


How does that work? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Webkit just a 'derivative' of KHTML...which is licensed as LGPL. How is that code subsequently relicensed as BSD, Googliscious Source, or anything else?

Not trying to start an argument...just asking...

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

The Google contributed portions are BSD. Stuff like the browser chrome, the multiprocess stuff, the process manager etc. The Webkit portion (and others) retain their respective licenses.

http://code.google.com/chromium/terms.html

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