chromium no longer maintained

Damian Ivanov damianatorrpm at
Tue Sep 4 10:38:52 UTC 2012


Jordan, aacually what you describe is not a fork.

"In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take
a copy of source code from one software package and start independent
development on it, creating a distinct piece of software. The term
often implies not merely a development branch, but a split in the
developer community, a form of schism.[1]"

The base of Chrome is Chromium
Chrome = Chromium + other proprietary extensions.

Linux Mint is no fork of Ubuntu. It is based on it.


2012/9/4 Jordon Bedwell <jordon at>:
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 2:35 AM, Nicolas Michel
> <be.nicolas.michel at> wrote:
>> You have wrong. Chromium is and ever was the core of the web browser from
>> Google. And it is open source (there was no before, no after, no fork - it
>> is the core). Google Chrome is that core, plus a certain amout of code which
>> is not open-source and so, you don't have access to the source code of
>> Google Chrome itself (which is a packages chromium + other codes).
> While I don't completely understand what you are saying I will attempt
> to refute it. Please do research before stating somebody is wrong: "In
> September 2008, Google released a large portion of Chrome's source
> code as an open source project called Chromium [2], which Chrome
> releases are still based on." [1]
> [1]
> [2]
> While today Chrome may be be based off of Chromium, originally
> Chromium was based off of Chrome. Chrome is the original, Chromium is
> the fork.  I am correct as I stated exactly that. So I repeat again,
> stop spreading lies and use fact and truth please.  Thanks and have a
> great day sir.
> --
> Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list
> Ubuntu-devel-discuss at
> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list