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Apple's current commit approval policies appear to be fairly hostile to non-Apple developers and users of WebKit, and especially to non-Apple users of WebKit2. They now reserve the right to break builds on non-Apple platforms randomly and delay patches to fix them, amongst other things.

Correct- Apple's announcement of the WebKit2 changes- https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2013-January/t...

This post put me completely on Google's side: https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2013-January/0...

"Non Apple Mac ports, if broken by core functionality changes to WebKit2, are now responsible for fixing themselves."

For a cross-platform project, this is a stunning policy change. I don't know what was the chicken and what was the egg, but it looks like this split was inevitable.

Google is no different policy-wise for the chromium project. Neither of them are saints here.

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