[webkit-dev] Regarding WebKit Support Libraries

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 20:41:25 PST 2008

Hi Chris,

According to Apple's website (http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/10.5.2/ 
), Core Foundation "Lite" and CFNetwork are open source under the  
APSL.  However, current versions of these libraries do not seem to  
actually be accessible (see http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/tarballs/apsl/ 
  for example).

Dr Prabhakar tells me that they are working to resolve this issue, but  
as yet we have not received word as to when these libraries would  
become available as APSL sources.

Even if the sources were available right now, the current license  
seems to indicate that users wishing to distribute the software would  
need to build it themselves.  This might be relaxed in the future (as  
was done for Bonjour), but as of now it seems to be a necessary evil.

In the medium term, I will probably end up ripping out the CFNetwork  
code to replace with native windows calls, though it would be nice to  
avoid this needless work.



On Feb 13, 2008, at 7:59 PM, Fuenty, Chris wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm reading on two different pages, the first from Apple's developer  
> site (http://developer.apple.com/opensource/internet/webkit_sptlib_agree.html 
> ) stating that there is no distribution of the Support Libraries  
> (which I'm assuming is everything that is bundled within that  
> download.
> However, I'm reading Alp Toker's blog, regarding the Cairo Win32  
> Port, and that the non-redistributable CoreGraphics port has been  
> replaced with Cairo, yet keeping the same Network stack and  
> foundation libraries. Taking a guess, are the networking stack and  
> foundation libraries (CFNetwork and CoreFoundation) redistributable?
> Thanks for clearing this up.
> c
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