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Thanks to free software – Google uses Microsoft’s code

Scott Hanselman noticed in his “The Weekly Source Code” that Google’s new Chrome browser uses Microsoft’s Windows Template Library (WTL) licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).

Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome. A list of the libraries that Chromium uses is available here: http://code.google.com/chromium/terms.html.

I wonder if Microsoft will consider it’s free software strategy or not. On the other hand, it might be just what Microsoft wants – to get more application running on Windows than on other operating systems.

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