Mozilla to change their business model?

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barbaz
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Mozilla to change their business model?

Post by barbaz » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:23 pm

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/09/mozil ... m-in-2019/

Is it just me, or could this be great news for Firefox users? Because if Mozilla is going to make money off stuff like this, then they won't need to push crap like "Recommended by Pocket", will they? So does this mean there's a chance Firefox will get de-crapified in the future?
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Re: Mozilla to change their business model?

Post by therube » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 am

Nothing but BS.
If they wanted to de-crapify, that could always have been done.
But that was never their intention.
(Have a look at 67.0.1 release notes, https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/6 ... easenotes/.)
Now, you are starting to see their real reasons, which has really been obvious for some time now.
It was never about their "mantra", which is also utter BS.
It has always been about $$.
Non-profit, right.

In the beginning, it may have been about a bunch of guys making the best browser out there.
Alas that ship has long since sailed.

And unfortunately, every aspect of the Internet, every sphere that is touched, is the worse for this.

Trust is no more.
Extensions are gone.
Diversity is gone.
Stability is gone.
Usability is gone. You have to be a masochist to use Quantum.
Mozilla is now all but obscure & they certainly don't have anywhere near the expertise to dig themselves out of that hole.
Users are immaterial.

newworldictionary.com: mozilla; just another false god that one is expected to bow down to.
Not.


"the future, they never come back, never come back"
(The song that happens to be playing, presently, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mdkbkydtko&t=50.)
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