Will Atom's shell be released?

I saw a discussion before about the custom build of Chromium Atom uses being released. node-webkit seems very flakey to build truly cross platform apps with, so I was wondering if the Atom team is planning on open sourcing the Chromium shell they use, and if so, when can I expect to see it?

The Atom team has not released any timelines for when to expect licensing decisions, which I would assume would be a prerequisite for what you are asking.

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