Google Chrome has Microsoft's code inside

Google Chrome has Microsoft's code inside, says MS manager
A great post over at Scott Hanselman's blog goes into some detail of the Microsoft code Google has included in Chrome. It's all street-legal: the code was made available under a very permissive open source licence back in 2004, and may be the first of Microsoft's steps in that direction.
Hanselman is a senior program manager at MS, and clearly enthusiastic about the whole business. He also writes a mean blog--if you've got any curiosity about some of the gnarly bits inside Chrome, including how it works securely with multiple versions of Windows, then give this the once-over.
Even more interesting than Chrome's internals is this statement:
"One of the reasons I wanted to work for ScottGu was because of Microsoft's always improving attitude about releasing source. It's a big company and sometimes moves slow, but more people "get it" now than before."
I do so hope this is true. Can't happen quickly enough.

1 comment:

film fan said...

i keep learning about more and more advantages and features with Chrome, with privacy, for example; now if only they would take care of it's cookie management glitches...