The Skia 2D graphics library is now available on GitHub from RIM.
According to a quick Wikipedia search, The Skia Graphics Engine is a compact open source graphics library written in C++. It was originally developed by Skia Inc., which was subsequently acquired by Google in 2005, who then released the software as open source licensed under the New BSD License free software license.
The guys over at OpenBBNews state:
"one key feature of this version of the library is the inclusion of hardware acceleration for many drawing operations.
For a more extensive overview of Skia’s capabilities a detailed wiki page has also been added."
If you are a developer, head over to OpenBBNews to read more about the Skia Library PlayBook port.