Thanks for the post. I think it's really interesting and something I've been thinking about for a while now. Just my 2¢:
Although Chromium has the benefit of being open source and not ultimately a maniacal tool of proprietary web oppression like legacy Internet Explorer was, I think that diversity in web browser technologies and engines helps breed innovation. There are always going to be multiple ways to implement things and I think developers and browsers ought to be encouraged to do so. Plus, if some horrendous vulnerability shows its face, you don't want every browser out there to be affected.
On the other hand, I do suspect I'm a little biased as I think I'd actually be more comfortable with a browser monopoly if it wasn't a for-profit tech giant like Google or Microsoft behind it - say if Firefox were in that position.
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