Then came Firefox 4. The Mozilla developers developed a real attitude. I deferred upgrading to Firefox 4 to see how this would play out.
Then came Firefox 5. And Asa Dotzler's comment on enterprises using Firefox showed me where the Mozilla developers get their attitude from.
Enterprise has never been (and I’ll argue, shouldn’t be) a focus of ours. Until we run out of people who don’t have sysadmins and enterprise deployment teams looking out for them, I can’t imagine why we’d focus at all on the kinds of environments you care so much about.I realize that this discussion is a little off topic from this thread but I reference it to demonstrate Mozilla's attitude.
I the meantime, I've been using the portable edition of Google's Chrome.
A digg thread I followed got me to thinking about if and when to switch. Firefox 5 replaced Firefox 4 in only 3 months and Mozilla dropped support for Firefox 4. I hadn't even upgraded to Firefox 4 yet and it was already obsolete! Apparently I wasn't alone. The digg thread pointed to a PCMag article.
Here are a couple of the comments from digg and PCMag.
Mozilla's revenue stream.
Google still provides 86 per cent of Mozilla's revenue, according to the open source outfit's latest financial statement. (From November 2010)Interestingly Mozilla's contract with Google expires November 2011.
What do you think would happen if Google pulled the plug on Mozilla's revenue? How many of you remember Netscape?
Here's the wikipedia article.