Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Aug 2010 22:16 UTC
Internet & Networking Well, some rumblings in Chromium-land today. An attentive user found out that it looked like Chromium, the open source, un-Googled version of Chrome, was phoning home to Google during start-up. A long discussion ensued, and together with Chromium hackers, the behaviour was clarified, and traced to a regression somewhere in the code. Open source at work, people.
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Regression
by Nitrodist on Wed 11th Aug 2010 11:18 UTC
Nitrodist
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2010-04-09

Since this is tagged as a regression I wonder why Chromium was ever sending Google data in the first place and for how long.

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RE: Regression
by Lennie on Wed 11th Aug 2010 15:29 in reply to "Regression "
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2007-09-22

The open source project Chromium is based on the is based on the source code of Google Chrome. Google Chrome included this code. So Chromium did too. Chromium is still used to build Google Chrome, so they probably want to keep the code in, so they don't need to patch it every time they build Google Chrome

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