Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Mozilla & Gecko clones Remember the very detailed proposal Microsoft submitted to the European Commission not too long ago about the browser ballot? This was quite the detailed proposal, covering just about every possible aspect of such a ballot screen. Responses were positive from within the EC, but now it seems that according to the Mozilla Foundation, the proposal is not good enough.
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RE: Not Legitimate
by sbergman27 on Wed 19th Aug 2009 20:13 UTC in reply to "Not Legitimate"
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First, the idea that installing one browser removes another is silly.

That ballot concept is, in itself flawed. It's like saying that Candidate A is going to be your country's president. That's a done deal. It's been decided behind closed doors. But we, the people, get to elect another person who is also going to be president. Even someone with your extreme and obvious bias on the topic should be able to see that.

The ballot should be to decide what browser the user wants to use. Due to MS's previous politics, I almost have to agree that the inclusion of Trident, in any case, is necessary. It is unfortunate. And it is wrong. But it is necessary compromise. But it is also as much compromise as is warranted. I absolutely do not agree with the distorted view of the matter which you are selling. And, honestly, I am seriously beginning to wonder who pulls your puppet strings, Molly. And I don't say that lightly.

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