Mozilla, the non-profit behind Firefox, are re-inventing themselves as major privacy advocates. Both the newest desktop release and the Android version have major privacy advancements.
Mozilla fought the good fight, but when you are up against the evil triumvirate of Apple, Google, and Microsoft it is a tough fight.
Intolerance is as bad when it comes from the left as it is when it comes from the right.
I opposed Prop 8 (I actually hate the entire initiative process as implemented in CA), but I find it abhorrent to hold one’s political views against them when it comes to a job.
Mozilla screwed up. The gay lobby (is this even a real thing?) gave the right ammunition. And we are all cheapened by it.
Nice interview with Mozilla’s executive chair. While it is not good that Mozilla gets 90% of its income from Google.
At the same time, Mozilla alone is out fighting the closed silo’s of MS, Apple, and Google on the mobile front.
This assault on Mozilla and its values by a powerful business group like the IAB does have a positive aspect, though. It shows that from being a worthy but slightly obscure collection of geeks toiling away on issues mainly of interest to the technical community, Mozilla has grown to become so influential in the real world – the world of big money and serious profits – that it is being pilloried and demonised in this way. That’s a compliment of sorts, since it means that Mozilla has truly arrived.