Linked by imtiaz on Fri 8th Apr 2011 21:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla announced on Monday that it will reabsorb Mozilla Messaging and integrate it into Mozilla Labs, a team within Mozilla that incubates experimental projects.
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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by OSbunny on Sat 9th Apr 2011 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
OSbunny
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2009-05-23

Yeah its all about the money. They want to wean themselves off Google. But the way they are going about it is not very open web friendly. Instead of relying on google alone for their funding they are branching out to all of the big social networking sites like twitter and facebook. Now you can get your social networking site integrated into both Thunderbird and the rumoured Firefox web browser 5.0 if you are willing to pay well enough. What does this mean for user privacy or choice? I guess it all goes to hell in a hand basket now.

Edited 2011-04-09 17:46 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Fergy on Sat 9th Apr 2011 18:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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2006-04-10

What does this mean for user privacy or choice? I guess it all goes to hell in a hand basket now.

Yeah, you will probably be better of with proprietary products or a company that sells advertising. I'd hate to put my confidence in an open source non profit organization that tries to do things in the open.

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