, exoteric wrote

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Why not? There is a good description here:

http://www.chromium.org/blink/developer-faq

And questions answered here:

 

Because now you have two separate teams duplicating the work of each other. To what end, to theoretically squeeze some vague amount of extra performance from one of the fastest rendering engines already? The kind of high powered developers that write stuff like Webkit don't grow on trees.