Microsoft to Open Source A Key Piece of Its Web Browser
Microsoft is continuing its march toward a more open future. The company said today it will open source a core piece of its Edge web browser, the successor to Internet Explorer.
Node.js can already run on Chakra instead of V8, but only on Windows systems. But Microsoft will work to make Chakra available on other platforms, according to the company. Making the software open source will open up Microsoft’s options for having it bundled with Linux distributions, as well make it possible for independent developers to port ChakraCore to other platforms.