Frequent Chrome and Chrome OS leaker François Beaufort has announced via Google+ that he has been hired by Google to become an open-source Chromium Evangelist. Beaufort is responsible for recent leaks on important Chrome features such as the new Notification centre and the imminent arrival of Google Now on the desktop.
With such a passionate advocate, Google kills two birds with one stone here, they get an absolutely dedicated lover of all things Chrome and ChromeOS as well as the ability to curtail any leaks that could have gone public before Google was ready to announce them.
The full text from François’ Google+ post :
Mesdames et messieurs, I’m really excited to announce that I’m starting today a more formal gig as an open-source Chromium Evangelist!
It’s no secret that I love Chromium and Chromium OS and have been diving into the open source project deeply over the years. In this new role, I’ll be able to do a series of more in-depth “behind the scenes” pieces about the Chrome team, its culture, and upcoming features. (Reply to this post with topics that you’re interested in)
Finally, I’d like to take a big breath to thank you. And I mean it. It’s thanks to you that I’m able to live my dream today. Future is awesome and you’re already part of it!
Stay tuned for more info soon!
With this hiring of Beaufort and the recent promotion of Chrome boss Sundar Pichai, to head up the Android team; there are certainly things afoot with regards to Chrome and ChromeOS within Google. I hope to see some good things coming soon.