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15 December 2008, 16:07

Google's Chromium gets first non-Google committer

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Although Google's Chrome browser and its Chromium open source twin were launched as open source projects, no one outside Google has had the ability to modify the source code repository, without it going through a Google employee. That changed on Friday when Paweł Hajdan Jr. joined the committers of Chromium, the first non-Google person to be granted the privilege.

The requirements to become a committer are quite strict, requiring a developer to submit ten to twenty "non-trivial" patches, then have three people review them and support the developer when they are nominated. According to the announcement Hajdan has managed to pass all those requirements while being a computer science student at the University of Warsaw, submitting "a ton of high-quality code towards making Chromium work on non-Windows platforms".


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