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Discussion on: Mozilla Changing = Lots of Layoffs

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Lorraine Lee

They should have gone for deeper loyalty from their fan base of hackers and other misfits, instead of going for larger overall audience share. I remember when Firefox first came out. EVERY website by anyone remotely involved in open source and/or free culture was giving Firefox free advertising, "this site best viewed on Firefox," or even "this site tested only on Firefox." Killing Addon SDK was the final nail in their coffin. And now there will be no open-source web browser (unless for some sick and twisted reason Chromium counts as open source in your book). The dream of the web we could have had is indeed foreclosed.