Lead device concept: Give early access to the software to partners who build and distribute devices to our specification (ie, Motorola and Verizon). They get a non-contractual time to market advantage and in return they align to our standard.
quote: Webkit was internally developed at Apple and then open sourced...
quote: Same thing with OpenCL, developed by Apple and then open sourced.
quote: Apple is a hardware company,
quote: OpenCL is an API. It was created to compete with DirectX (DirectCompute) and CUDA, mainly.
quote: No, it wasn't. It was created by the KDE project and forked by Apple. They kept the license because they had no choice.