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Monday, September 16 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
WebKit and Blink: Open Development Powering the HTML5 Revolution - Juan José Sánchez Penas, Igalia

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WebKit is a web rendering engine (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) with a generic part (WebCore, JSEngine), and 'ports' for specific platforms that implement bits like rendering, networking or multimedia. In the WebKit community, companies&individuals cooperate to evolve a complex codebase. Given the popularity of HTML5 and web tech, WebKit is a key open source project. Recently, Google announced Blink, a fork of WebKit, with consequences for the project still difficult to predict. Igalia's Browsers team maintains the WebKitGTK+ port and is top contributor to WebCore, JSC, V8, other ports (EFL, Clutter, Qt), and Blink. The talk will review the past/present/future of WebKit/Blink, their dynamics and development process, the relationship with the Linux ecosystem, and will give information about how to contribute to or use both projects.

Not very technical. Valid both for developers & managers.

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Juan J. Sanchez

Co-Owner, Igalia
Born in 1976 (A Corunha, Galiza). PhD in Computer Science at UDC (2006). In 2001 I co-founded Igalia, an European open source consultancy specialized in the development of innovative technologies and solutions, with its focus on key upstream projects and communities such as WebKit... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 12B

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