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I think anyone reading the article would think that way.
Not defending google here tho. They started adding chrome specific apis a long time back which greatly hampers the competition.
Also about open source projects by big companies, it doesn't have to be seen as being "in control" of that company, examples like golang and vscode have remained as open source and as awesome as ever.
But chromium is a whole new beast, Google has its leashes. It is open source for the sake of it and its very questionable ad blocker is coming (it blocks ads "which don't interfere with ux" so it won't block google's ads but for any other site stay alert).

I still don't like the idea that Microsoft adopted chromium, they could have as much easily gone with Firefox's engine which lags a bit behind but is still very capable, in that process they could have improved the project and created a better competition.
In all of this I'm uncertain about ChakraCore's future which is a great project in itself.
Also the future of Firefox still worries me.

 

I still don't like the idea that Microsoft adopted chromium, they could have as much easily gone with Firefox's engine which lags a bit behind but is still very capable, in that process they could have improved the project and created a better competition.

That is what I hoped too, they would have helped creating a duopoly. They would have had the capital to push forward Firefox's development, fix its long standing embedding issues and maybe even provide a solid alternative to Electron.

Electron, according to many, and the biggest ecosystem around it and around Chromium is one of the main reasons Microsoft chose otherwise.

The good news is that they might be able to slow Google's questionable decisions about what goes in and doesn't go in Chromium's source code (or fork it altogether)

 

We'll have to wait and see what the future holds.
This may turn out to be a big event in browser wars, or just a small ripple.

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