Fear of a WebKit Planet

John Siracusa, responding to anxiety about the rise of a “WebKit monoculture”:

As much as I despised Internet Explorer for Windows, and what its simultaneous stagnation and dominance did to the web, I don’t think it’s the correct historical analog in this case. WebKit is not a web browser. It’s not even a product. It’s much more analogous to Linux, an open-source project that any company or individual is free to build on and enhance.

Monday, 4 March 2013