Debug 11: Don Melton and WebKit

Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks to Guy and Rene about open-sourcing Mozilla, building Nautilus, creating WebKit -- the rendering engine now used by the Android browser, Chrome browser, and ChromeOS -- teaching bears to dance, and cleaning cusses from code bases.

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Debug 11: Don Melton and WebKit

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This is must-listen folks. Don tells amazing stories about how they had to remove the cuss-words from Netscape before they could make the open-source Mozilla. Also about building the Nautilus file system for Linux, and why they chose KHTML/KJS/Konquerer as the bases for WebKit -- which now powers almost all major browsing platforms.

If you use the Android browser or Chrome, you're using WebKit!

We were thrilled he agreed to the interview, and it's one of the best shows we've ever done.

Let me know what you guys thing!

Pocket Casts is awesome. They made it Android first and really cared about the design and user experience. They also do a lot of server side stuff to make it fast and fantastic.

Also: They're the guests on the next Iterate podcast!