Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2006 15:28 UTC, submitted by Shane
Apple Apple is handing out a MacBook Pro to each of the top twelve contributors to the open source WebKit project. Apple is also inviting five of them to this year's Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference, expenses paid by Apple. "WebKit is the system framework used on Mac OS X by Safari, Dashboard, Mail.app, and many other OS X applications. It is based on the KHTML engine from KDE."
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RE: Contributors
by neowolf on Fri 10th Feb 2006 19:46 UTC
neowolf
Member since:
2005-07-06

I thought webkit was rather semi-amiably divorced from KHTML at this point. So it's probably those that have been contributing to WebKit directly.

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RE[2]: Contributors
by anda_skoa on Fri 10th Feb 2006 20:05 in reply to "RE: Contributors"
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

I thought webkit was rather semi-amiably divorced from KHTML at this point.

No, that has been an intermediate problem. The two developer teams are working on merging their code differences as much as possible to allow future extensions to be more or less copied over.

I actually guess that some of the KHTML and KJS developers are part of the twelve lucky ones

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RE[3]: Contributors
by gary1979 on Fri 10th Feb 2006 21:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Contributors"
gary1979 Member since:
2006-01-31

The two developer teams are working on merging their code differences as much as possible to allow future extensions to be more or less copied over.

This is also my understanding. I remember when Open Source community got mad at Apple for dumping all their KHTML code changes in KDE's lap with the bare minimum of documentation. While there was nothing legally wrong with this, a little more was expected from a company with a moto of "Think Different".

Anyways, they have made amends, and this is renewed colaboration, if I am not mistaken, should be a part of what will make KDE 4 something to keep your eye on.

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