Yes, a restrictive license.KHTML was licensed in Lesser GPL
You are of course free to believe that webkit would be released without the original LGPL. I am afraid digging up the controversy between Apple and KDE developers back then is a bit over the top for me time-wise right now, so I am not going to attempt documenting violation. I see you are taking the webkit story as a victory for permissive licensing. An interesting spin.and Apple was not in violation.
Indeed that is a problem. Mostly due to Linus being too pragmatic I would say.Yup sure do, many drivers are still not free of closed firmware.
Sure, but less tons than on any other OS. Do you really believe we would be where we are today on drivers without copy-left?There is a ton of hardware that is still not supported by linux
If I was a copyright holder of violated code, I do believe I would enforce it. There will always be people braking the law, that doesn't mean that the law has no effect, or is not enforceable. You never came across me as the black and white kind of person before. Every day people steal and abuse without getting caught.http://www.kernellabs.com/blog/wp-co...ssusDriver.pdf
Try to get that or the source from them and they ask you for thousands of dollars despite it hooking into several GPL/MIT licensed code. So despite their driver being derived work from those projects any request for code gets you a polite "Go pound sand" reply. Since they are not using my code, I am powerless to do anything about it.
No, their drivers on Windows have been superior. Their efforts are marginally better than AMD, but still not all in. In any case, we are talking gaming here. Intel was never an option for gaming, they still have some way to go there.I wouldn't go that far. Intel has been going all out for their drivers and they are still not the clear choice.
I have nothing against permissive licensing, it has it's place. However, I have severe problems if people deny the victories copy-left gave us as if it would all have happened without copy-left. If any, I think the BSDs would be all but dead by now without GNU/Linux. There may be one point in the future where we do not need copy-left anymore, but I don't think we are there yet.