While the Servo CSS style engine, was incorporated into Mozilla's open-source web browser, Firefox, giving the browser some advantages in memory safety, speed and parallelism over other web browsers.
Now, the popular and lightning-fast web engine will be hosted by the Linux Foundation, which move to the Linux Foundation is believed will enable Servo continue to thrive and power web-based innovations.
Why Servo Web Engine will be Hosted at Linux Foundation?
Servo Web Engine which made debut in 2012 at Firefox-maker, Mozilla research, but the recent happenings at the company has made significant headcount reductions inevitable, affecting mostly developers working on Servo.
Mozilla announced that it was laying off approximately 250 staff members in a move that will shore up the organization's financial future. And the layoffs which were publicly announced, was intended to strengthen the company's ability to build and invest in products and services that will give people alternatives to conventional technologies.
With Linux Foundation’s track record for hosting and supporting some of the world’s most ubiquitous open source technologies, it became the natural choice of host to grow the Servo community and increase the platform's support, and this cross-industry open source collaboration will enable the acceleration of the highest priorities for web developers.
Mozilla as a champion of the open source movement, has worked tiredlessly to unite passionate communities in building software that have kept the internet open and accessible for all, with the move of Servo on to the Linux Foundation this technology will continue to thrive and power web-based innovations in the future.