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WebKit fracture puts a pinch on open-source browser effort

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    WebKit fracture puts a pinch on open-source browser effort


    The WebKit browser engine is becoming a less flexible foundation for open-source projects with the departure of Google from the project this week and Apple's consequent paring back of the project.

    WebKit is a broad project that includes participation from many interested parties -- not just Apple and Google, but also BlackBerry, Samsung, Amazon, Oracle, Adobe Systems, and the programmers involved with the KDE and Gnome user interfaces for Linux. Indeed, the open-source project began as KDE's KHTML engine for the Konqueror browser before Apple got involved.


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    WebKit fracture puts a pinch on open-source browser efforts | Internet & Media - CNET News

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    I have to say it kind-of makes sense. Everybody's using WebKit so developers are actually starting to implement and require WebKit-specific extensions (Which Microsoft discovered - not nice being on the other end of the stick, eh?). Be interesting to see how it all pans out.
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WebKit fracture puts a pinch on open-source browser effort
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