Today, Jolla announced that the Sailfish OS Browser is now Open Source. According to a post at Talk Maemo, they intend to work as open as possible and hope to get contributors and get a chance to get our embedding code now more easily accepted to Mozilla upstream.
“Our objective with the project is to make this the first step to get official support from Mozilla Corp. to a mobile browser based on Gecko and embedded in Qt,” Jolla co-founder Stefano Mosconi said in a statement
Read the full press release below
Jolla: Sailfish Browser open sourced for community
February 11,2014 – Jolla, a Finnish mobile device and Sailfish OS developer announces the first internal application project to be open sourced for community. As of today the code for the Sailfish Browser can be found in GitHub version control system at the addresshttp://github.com/sailfishos/sailfish-browser.
Jolla has been contributing for a long time to open source projects like Mer and Nemo and the philosophy of the company is to participate and contribute actively in open source communities. The Sailfish browser has been built on top of Mozilla open source Gecko browser engine, using EmbedLite embedding API (also known as IPCLiteAPI).
“We are very proud to announce this,” says Jolla’s co-founder Stefano Mosconi. “Our objective with the project is to make this the first step to get official support from Mozilla Corp. to a mobile browser based on Gecko and embedded in Qt.”
Starting from now the community can contribute actively providing fixes and improvements to the Sailfish Browser.
A more in depth description of the technology powering the browser can be found athttp://blog.idempotent.info/posts/whats-behind-sailfish-browser.html.
As we all know Jolla want to keep Sailfish OS to be open as possible while we know that Android is Open but the development is not. They want to have an open development, open source and open communication with Sailfish OS
You can find the public repository here