According to Microsoft, both AMD and Intel have declared that they will contribute to the project. The hope from Microsoft is that Chakra will be used outside the scope of web browsers. Microsoft has for example used the engine to power its virtual assistant Cortana as well as Outlook.com. A port of Node.js that uses Chakra has furthermore been developed, instead of using Google’s V8 engine. Other usages could be NoSQL databases and game engines.
The source code for Chakra will be available on Microsoft’s GitHub page in January.