The Performance of Open Source Software | High Performance Networking in Chrome

History and Guiding Principles of Google Chrome Google Chrome was first released in the second half of 2008, as a beta version for the Windows platform. The Google-authored code powering Chrome was also made available under a permissive BSD license–also known as the Chromium project. To many observers, this turn of events came as a surprise: the return of the browser wars? Could Google really do much better?

Source: The Performance of Open Source Software | High Performance Networking in Chrome