You have completely missed the point.
As is stated in http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/view/1001 (which was linked to in the main story, khtml developes do _not_ have a problem with what Apple is currently doing, e.g. they are ful-filling the licence requirements of the LGPL. What they _do_ have a problem is with users who under estimate the amount of effort it is to take patches out of WebCore and merge them into khtml and complain when this isn't done quickly enough.
And no, khtml pre-dated Gecko.
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