Today it was announced that the Opera web browser will be switching to WebKit. It still amazes me that WebKit has done so well. It basically owns the modern mobile device browser market, via Android and iOS. Ten years ago when WebKit was first announced as part of the initial Safari launch I would not have guessed that it would go on to be so popular.
Other posts about the Opera transition to WebKit worth reading are WebKit is the jQuery of Browser Engines by John Resig and Opera and WebKit: a personal perspective by Bruce Lawson ( who wrote the Opera announcement too ).
On top of that the report on the activity of companies in the WebKit project was really interesting. There are fair number of different companies contributing to WebKit now, though not too surprising that Apple and Google are the two biggest groups currently. I’d expect to see the Opera folks take up a strong third position on that list in the next year or two.