I was really pleased to notice this morning that the Yandex Team was being added to the AUTHORS file of the Chromium Project
next to big entities like Google, NVIDIA and Opera which also joined recently. See http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/src/AUTHORS
Yandex Team has just signed a contributor's license agreement with Google and is now officially allowed to submit contributions to the Chromium project.
For information, a CLA allows an entity to submit Contributions to Google, to authorize Contributions submitted by its designated employees to Google, and to grant copyright and patent licenses thereto
. Learn more about it at https://developers.google.com/open-source/cla/corporate
if your company is interested in participating to the Chromium Project.
And for people who wonder why, Yandex Team has launched a browser based on Chromium plainly called Yandex Browser. Go have a look at http://browser.yandex.com