Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:27 UTC
Google It's apparently browser engine day today. After Mozilla and Samsung announcing Servo, Google has just announced it's forking WebKit into Blink. Like WebKit, Blink will be open source, and it will also be used by other browser makers - most prominently, Opera has already announced it's not using WebKit, but Blink. Update: Courtesy of MacRumors, this graph illustrates how just how much Google contributed to WebKit. Much more than I thought. Also, Chrome developer Alex Russell: "To make a better platform faster, you must be able to iterate faster. Steps away from that are steps away from a better platform. Today's WebKit defeats that imperative in ways large and small. It's not anybody's fault, but it does need to change. And changing it will allow us to iterate faster, working through the annealing process that takes a good idea from drawing board to API to refined feature."
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RE[2]: I have to disagree in part
by Radio on Fri 5th Apr 2013 13:29 UTC in reply to "RE: I have to disagree in part"
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I love how my comment got voted down even though pretty much every comment that was made was in support somewhat. OSNEWS For ya, get 10 upvotes for making a trite statement, say anything that actually reflects the truth about the situation. Get downvoted.
No, it is more that your reflexion about "this is the shit I have to do today in order to pay the bills" is nice, even tear-inducing, but it is also very short-sighted, and we are all going to pay the price one day or another of what you gained right now.

Standards are the only way to go, because practical, extensive, on-the-grounds experience says so, not because of some philosophical crap concocted in an ivory tower.

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