I’ll be honest with you. I’m not sure if I know what I am talking about it here. However, since I stumbled upon it, I thought it will be interesting to share it with my fellow Chromies and ask them what they think about this.
Commit log on the code in question says this:
Update AUTHORS file for Facebook organization
We are unblocking contributors from @fb.com and @oculus.com to contribute to Chromium. Our primary contributor group is still specified in our Facebook CLA group and should be consulted before allowing any contributions.
I checked the AUTHORS file and found that there are several individual contributors with their personal email accounts, along with a few companies with wildcard access. For example, here is the entry for Google:
Google Inc. <*@google.com>
This makes anyone with an @google.com address a contributor. There are a few more companies like these, HP, Samsung, and IBM etc. Today, @fb.com and @oculus.com got added to the list:
Amazon, Inc <*@amazon.com>
ST Microelectronics <*@st.com>
Yandex LLC <*@yandex-team.ru>
StrongLoop, Inc. <*@strongloop.com>
Facebook, Inc. <*@fb.com>
Facebook, Inc. <*@oculus.com>
Does this mean an official collaboration between Google and Facebook or am I just making things up? Thoughts? Comments?