Most of the commercial projects today actively engage in open source projects since it lowers the barriers to adoption and collaboration. Moreover, it allows people to spread and improve projects quickly. Sensing its benefits, bigwigs like Microsoft are increasing their participation in the community and becoming one of the world’s largest supporters of OSS projects. The company unveiled its plans lately to adopt the Open Source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the Desktop.
A project is called an Open Source when anybody can freely use it for study, change it as per one’s requirement and distribute it for intended purposes. The permissions necessary for this are enforced through an open-source license.
Microsoft adopts Open Source project for the development of Edge
Microsoft intends to create a web experience that caters to the demands of different audiences. As such, the software-maker is moving to a Chromium-compatible web platform for the development of Microsoft Edge on the Desktop. It hopes the move will help in making meaningful and positive contributions that align to long-standing, thoughtfully designed architecture, and collaborative engineering.
Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Windows wrote in a blog post-
For the past few years, Microsoft has meaningfully increased participation in the open source software (OSS) community, becoming one of the world’s largest supporters of OSS projects. Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.
So, over the years we could witness a change that makes Edge browser more compatible with websites while getting the best-possible battery life and hardware integration. In the process, the company would also continue to add web platform enhancements to make Chromium-based browsers better on Windows devices.
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