During my occassional rummage through the forums I came across this post and one line in it that really does not ring true for me.
Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser
So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.
What Google happily admits to is taking the ideas (and one assumes the code as well) from other internet browsers (including the open-source browser, FireFox) and creating Chrome, the all new bells and whistles internet browser.
Now here is the rub – they are also asking the software development community to pitch in and help take the new browser from the just released beta into the first stable version.
So? you may ask, what is wrong with that??
To me it smacks of one of the richest companies in the world making free use of the development community, to launch a competitor product to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer while at the same time publicly stating that the browser will be well and truly branded as Google.
To me it just seems more of a branding exercise.