During the Power to Developers conference in Sidney, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO was asked why Microsoft insists in building its own rendering engine,Â when there are open source options that have demonstrated to be better and faster implementing web standards.
There will still be a lot of proprietary innovation in the browser itself so we may need to have a rendering service.
Open source is interesting. Apple has embraced WebKit and we may look at that, but we will continue to build extensions for IE 8.
I guess this is almost news as he could have just discarded the possibility completely.
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