CNET Opines on Apple's Choice of KHTML

Tuesday January 14th, 2003

CNET has an article about Apple's choice of KHTML over Gecko for its Safari browser. Featuring a variety of quotes from many high profile figures, the article goes as far as to call the decision a "snub" — a claim that Apple's spokesperson refuses to corroborate.

Update! Mike Shaver isn't too happy about being quoted out of context and Chris Blizzard also has some choice words about the article. MozillaZine founder Chris Nelson isn't quite so subtle. There's also a discussion at Slashdot.

#85 Re: Re: It's been fun watching some of you react...

by dickhead

Thursday January 16th, 2003 6:49 PM

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"Actually most of Mozilla is tri-licensed MPL/GPL/LGPL which means that you can use it under the terms of any of those three licenses giving consumers even more choice about how they use the code than any of the three licenses alone."

It doesn't really matter if /some/ parts are tri-licensed. KHTML is still more open source, just like I said. And you started your half-assed relicensing efforts over *two years* ago, and Mozilla is nevertheless *still* incompatible with the GPL. I'm not surprised though, you guys seem to be inherently slow, and unable to do anything right. The complete opposite is true for the KDE project. No surprise Apple choose KHTML, it's not weighed down by a project with obvious architectural problems, no foresight, and crappy software engineering. They know what they are doing -- you don't.

"You're clearly not well enough informed to comment on these issues and doing so both confuses others and discredits you."