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Will, eventually, Mozilla be a Microsoft acquisition?

MDN, Rust, software patents (Mozilla Open Software Patent License (MOSPL)), open source, ...

I have this feeling that it is not so unlikely. Could even be another acquirer, but this eventuality is not so relevant at the present time.

I am interested in opinions about this topic.

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Thank you, you brought to the surface (...) interesting nuances. I kept the title short, but in fact the range of possibilities implied is not exclusively limited to a canonical acquisition. There are several forms of participation, control, "meddling". Right?

I do not know how much and how practically the Mozilla Foundation differs from the Linux Foundation, for example...

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We need different companies to drive the tech industry forward its not good for one company to own everything.

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I do not intend to explore the conspiracy path, just to better understand the situation. Nonetheless, talking about languages, seems that Rust is nicer than other languages to them.