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Apple's Safari

Postby newfie on Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:22 pm

Two questions here...

1) Why do you think Apple avoids releasing Software for GNU/Linux despite claiming to embrace and support open source?

2) Is Safari Free (libre)?


I bring this up because I recently bought a MacBook due to needing a more compatible OS than GNU/Linux.. and I would much rather spend extra on a UNIX (BSD) based OS which supports open source over Windows 7. I want to try to use open/free software as much as I can. Safari is just one prime example.
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Re: Apple's Safari

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Apple is not exactly "free friendly"
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Re: Apple's Safari

Postby Kendall on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:09 pm

Basically Apple open-sourced webkit in order to spur the proliferation of webkit based plugins and applications (most notably for the iPhone app store) that they could turn around and make a fortune with them. This was one of the better business decisions they have ever made, but note that they can claim to be supporting open-source because of stuff like this.
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