If indeed this were the future of open web then why do I need to download a proprietary browser to see how the open web looks like? or, why can't I use my browser of choice (Chrome) which also is developed on top Safari's same HTML5-friendly layout engine and which, by the way, is more actively developed than Safari itself?
As mozilla veteran Mike Shaver points out
lots of -webkit- stuff in there, from my quick view sourcing; webmonkey has the article about it.The open web is about openness and freedom of choice, Internet Explorer has it's own showcase ( a bigger one if you care to look ) and it works just fine with other browsers, even when it was put together to showcase the goodness on the preview build of IE9.
If Apple indeed wants to fight the fight against Flash and proprietary plugins it has to do so from an stand of true openness and support for true standards, -webkit- stuff is not standard and what it creates is nothing more than the next generation Internet Explorer 6.
There is a reason why HTML5 is not finished yet and until that happens we as developers have to be careful not to bend to corporations whims if what we stand for and what we choose to support is openness.
There is a long way to go in this story but we as developers have the power to stop or support things from happening. What will be your stand?