Microsoft is encouraging developers to embed Chakra core in projects as well a getting the community involved in giving back to the core by submitting pull requests.
It’s available under an MIT license, which offers incredible flexibility over what you can do with the code itself.
Perhaps even more impressively, Microsoft has committed to bringing the code to non-Windows platforms in the future, with Linux support on the public roadmap already.
The company also plans to submit a pull request to the Node.js project later in the year that would allow it to run with the Chakra engine so developers could swap it out over Google’s V8 engine.
Chakra touts the highest compatibility with ECMAScript 6, beating out the Google V8 engine, which has been around for a number of years.
➤ ChakraCore is now open [Microsoft]