The more "trusted partners" a company has, the less trustworthy that company is.
If you have "trusted partners", I can't trust you.
@pre giving away free software doesn't pay for staff at MozillaOrg. Default search engine fees paid by Google were as much to keep antitrust attention away from Chrome by maintaining a viable competitor. Would I pay $10/year for Firefox? Would enough others? Or must they resort to monetizing the only asset they have, my eyeballs?
Bit of a dilemma for Mozilla. I wish Microsoft Edge had adopted Quantum engine instead of Chromium. But they didn't.
@marvin I might do, I donate to Blender and Ardour.
Suspect there are too many staff at Mozilla and they mostly aren't working on the browser though.
@pre thought they cut the teams building their next-gen browser stuff. Their leadership has been lacking, and the entire Eich backlash reminds me of a recurring theme in tweets by carnage4life over past few months. The weapons AI work that saw Google employees quitting is just another Monday at MSFT or AMZN. https://twitter.com/Carnage4Life/status/1444689609435144202?t=m7-XTg0HVGU3uY3nLoe6rQ&s=19
@marvin Next-Gen browser stuff sounds like it makes good sense. It is at least working on a browser, not like building a Browser-OS or training collecting voice-samples for neural-net training.
I don't really follow closely though, maybe they've streamlined a lot. Could well be.
I do sometimes think I might switch to using their VPN, but last time I looked into it they weren't servicing my Country / OSes.
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