I suppose for multiple instances of a program static libraries aren't going to help memory usage. I'm
not sure why it would effect security patches though.
I wonder if people would still be complaining if Google had implemented their versions of some of
the things they depend on instead of using existing libraries with their own patches. It seems like
just because Chromium depends on things that have the same name as things already in the distro
that everyone thinks they *are* the same thing. sqlite is a pretty good example of this. Upstream
don't want the changes. So essentially the 'sqlite' used in Chromium isn't 'sqlite' anymore. It's an
entirely new project tied to Chromium. It makes no sense to think of it as a library now.