Looks like Apple and KHTML are going the way of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.
Perhaps Gecko would be a better long term solution than using WebCore? Yea this is rehashing some old wounds I’m sure, but it is something to think about. It makes Safari easier for web developers to target, since it’s rendering engine is shared by millions of Firefox users. It’s rather robust and improving. If Apple threw in some engineering to Gecko it would quickly accelerate development as Gecko engineers aren’t exactly great in number (it’s currently a few people doing a lot of work). With some Apple effort it would pick up.
Just wishful thinking perhaps.
Update: Appears lots of people on slashdot agree with my personal opinion that Apple did nothing wrong as it complies 100% with the licensing terms. That still doesn’t solve the bad karma though.