[webkit-dev] about webkit's license in chrome

David Jones dsave at 163.com
Fri Jun 12 20:40:20 PDT 2009

well, is there a doc about that?
or, could you describe it more detailedly ? I want to know which part is under BSD, LGPL and so on.
I don't find a license illustration in webkit's src.

>On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:44:25PM -0700, Peter Kasting wrote:
>> 2009/6/11 David Jones <dsave at 163.com>
>> > As listed in http://code.google.com/chromium/terms.html#3rdparty ,
>> > there're three different licenses of webkit in chrome:
>> > BSD <http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php>/LGPL 2/LGPL 2.1<http://opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php>
>> >
>> >
>> > Why?
>> >
>> For the same reason the Mozilla code lists three licenses: because the code
>> is tri-licensed.  It is offered simultaneously under three different
>> licenses.
>Technically, that is not true. While (most of) Mozilla code is
>effectively tri-licensed, i.e. released under the terms of the three
>licences, WebKit code is partly licensed under each one, i.e. parts are
>under 2-clause BSD, parts under 3-clause BSD, and parts under LGPL 2 or
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