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woxuxow
May 27th, 2012, 01:37 PM
Why google chrome is open source ?
does google used firefox or any other open source browser`s code in chrome !?

IWantFroyo
May 27th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Chromium is open source. Chrome uses Chromium's code.

And as far as I'm aware, Chromium uses none of Firefox's code. Chrome also uses Webkit, while Firefox uses Gecko, so no.

codingman
May 27th, 2012, 02:00 PM
chrome is not open source, it's a google modified version of chromium, and chrome uses a lot of its code, it also uses webkit too.

Erik1984
May 27th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Like mantioned it's Chromium that is open source, not Chrome. Why is Chromium open source? I think partly because Google has a positive attitude towards open source development in general. They support the FSF (of course that doesn't mean their stuff is all free software, far from that) and have a code hosting service for open source projects.

woxuxow
May 27th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Does chromium belong to google ?

vasa1
May 27th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Does chromium belong to google ?
AFAIK, yes.

Paqman
May 27th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Does chromium belong to google ?

Effectively yes. While it's an open source project and as such anybody is free to contribute in reality all the core developers are Google employees and as such are going to run the project in line with what Google wants. They don't have to accept any code they don't like, and that allows Google to control what goes into Chromium.

alphacrucis2
May 28th, 2012, 04:15 AM
The rendering engine component, webkit, is used by chrome/chromium, midori and safari (probably others). It is also used on a lot of mobile devices and has many contributors apart from google.

Lucradia
May 28th, 2012, 04:48 AM
The rendering engine component, webkit, is used by chrome/chromium, midori and safari (probably others). It is also used on a lot of mobile devices and has many contributors apart from google.

Problem with Midori's implementation though is that it isn't the same. Midori can still use cache less than Chrome/ium, and won't bug out on AJAX Shoutboxes.

woxuxow
May 28th, 2012, 07:21 AM
Thanks

bailout
May 28th, 2012, 03:31 PM
The rendering engine component, webkit, is used by chrome/chromium, midori and safari (probably others). It is also used on a lot of mobile devices and has many contributors apart from google.

...and is based on khtml which was developed by KDE.