By January 2016, Microsoft will have opened Edge’s ChakraCore repository onto GitHub
Shortly after simultaneously wooing and aggravating developers with its PowerApps announcement, Microsoft has now made the move to open source an integral part of its Edge web browser, publishing the code onto dev depository GitHub by next month.
Other than being used in the Edge browser, Microsoft said that Chakra is put to work on Windows applications across all devices and form factors where Windows 10 is supported. It also powers services like Cortana and Outlook.com.
“ChakraCore is already designed to fit into any application stack that calls for a fast, scalable, and lightweight engine. We intend to make it even more versatile over time, both within and beyond the Windows ecosystem. While the initial January release will be Windows-only, we are committed to bringing ChakraCore to other platforms in the future.”