[webkit-dev] Webkit Support Library

Gustavo Noronha Silva gns at gnome.org
Tue Sep 16 05:42:45 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 14:02 +0200, konference at pro2-soft.com wrote:
> Hi,
> i'm little confused now. I thought that webkit is open source so how
> can there be dependency on those libraries if I cannot use/distribute
> them...

WebKit being open source doesn't really mean it only depends on open
source libraries. The licences it is under (BSD/LGPL) allow linking with
closed, proprietary software. As Julian noted, though, you should be
able to build a version of WebKit for windows using Cairo and Curl
instead of those dlls you mentioned. You will then be able to
redistribute it with no problems.

See you,

Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
GNOME contributor: http://www.gnome.org/

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