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News Archive - July 2007 - News Post

Growth; GPLv3; Stable API for Linux Kernel; KHTML and Webkit

Tuesday 24th July 2007

Category: News

First of all, we learn about the earnings of Google - revenue is up 58%, but this is still lower than expected. Similarly, Microsoft had unspectacular growth - the level of growth appearing to be in line with before Vista was released.

Next up is an article named The 'Cost' of GPLv3 is the Loss of All Threats to Free Software, while elsewhere the Linux kernel gains a stable userspace driver API. While some aren't too fond of proprietary drivers, I hope this will encourage more firms to develop drivers for Linux, which is frequently cited as a requisite for more success on the desktop.

Finally, good news in the form of KHTML and Webkit coming back together again. As marvellous as Gecko is, some more open source competition is nothing to complain about - I look forward to trying out a Webkit powered Epiphany.

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