Story: Fear of a WebKit PlanetTotal Replies: 2
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Mar 06, 2013
2:52 PM EDT
Pretty nice short article but author didn't mention why WebKit is still open source in spite of being used as core engine in Safari.

Although a link to the WebKit web site is included where its origin is indicated up front,
Quoting:WebKit's HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE.

it would have nice to slightly hint its origin in the article.


Mar 06, 2013
5:47 PM EDT
Um... he most certainly does mention that it's Open Source:
Quoting:WebKit is not a web browser. It’s not even a product. It’s much more analogous to Linux, an open-source project that any company or individual is free to build on and enhance.

FWIW, Midori is a WebKit based browser that I really do like.

Mar 06, 2013
6:04 PM EDT
Quoting:why WebKit is still open source

I know he did. My point is he failed to mention Why. The answer is: Its origin is KHTML, which was developed by the KDE team and released under the GPL.

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