Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Apr 2010 16:04 UTC, submitted by Cam
Internet & Networking It almost got lost in all the iPhone OS 4.0 stuff, but Apple made a major contribution to the WebKit project yesterday. It's called WebKit 2, and it adds multiprocess browsing to the WebKit API; it may look similar to what Chromium does, but the difference is that Chromium's process boundary is not actually part of WebKit.
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RE[3]: Here's to Apple!
by liber on Sat 10th Apr 2010 08:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Here's to Apple!"
liber
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2008-10-26

Well, they did not link to the khtml libraries, they changed them quite a bit -> they had to release it as LGPL.

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RE[4]: Here's to Apple!
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sun 11th Apr 2010 01:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Here's to Apple!"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Well, they did not link to the khtml libraries, they changed them quite a bit -> they had to release it as LGPL.

KDE's code only resides in WebCore which is only a part of WebKit. In fact initially WebKit was closed source.

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RE[5]: Here's to Apple!
by lemur2 on Mon 12th Apr 2010 02:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Here's to Apple!"
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2007-02-17

"Well, they did not link to the khtml libraries, they changed them quite a bit -> they had to release it as LGPL.
KDE's code only resides in WebCore which is only a part of WebKit. In fact initially WebKit was closed source. "

Webkit was initially closed source until the KHTML developers pointed out to Apple that, unlike the BSD license, the LGPL license does NOT mean "take our work, close it up as proprieatry and profit from it".

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RE[4]: Here's to Apple!
by mat69 on Mon 12th Apr 2010 07:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Here's to Apple!"
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2006-03-29

As far I understand they _had_ to modify it.

What you need to keep in mind is that only KHTML was under LGPL, not all the libaries KHTML itself used.

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