Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:21 UTC
Opera Software De kogel is door de kerk: as we already talked about earlier, Opera is going to switch to the WebKit engine, leaving its own Presto rendering engine behind. We didn't yet know if they would the switch only on mobile or on the desktop as well, and they cleared that up too: both mobile and desktop Opera Browsers will switch to the WebKit rendering engine.
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They can own the house but need to open it so others see how they improved and can take over changes they find useful.

Just like with Linux distributors WebKit distributors have a release-branch for there version and full control. They can put patches on top, can maintain, do changes without anybody preventing them. More own patches not upstream means higher maintainence sovits in there interest to get patches upstream.

No WebKit-vendor builds its webkit based browser out of trunk. All have branches and maintain them and patches on top not in trunk or not yet in trunk.

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