Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 11:47 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Still, Firefox OS could have a big impact on the Web even if it never gains significant market share. By pushing the Web forward, Mozilla is helping to ensure that mobile websites will continue to be relevant even as developers create hundreds of thousands of proprietary apps. Firefox could lose the battle for the smartphone OS market but still win the war for open standards."
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RE: still think it's doomed
by pandronic on Thu 28th Mar 2013 15:48 UTC in reply to "still think it's doomed"
pandronic
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I love JS, web technologies and high level languages in general, I'll probably do it just for the fun of it.

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RE[2]: still think it's doomed
by Lennie on Fri 29th Mar 2013 00:16 in reply to "RE: still think it's doomed"
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2007-09-22

I personally think this is an important part of FirefoxOS, a quote from the article:

"In this sense, Firefox OS is as much a project to improve the Web as it is a project to build a new mobile operating system. Every Firefox OS API Mozilla can get adopted by other major browsers makes it easier for developers to convert vanilla Web apps into "native" Firefox OS apps, and vice versa. Even if Mozilla's OS never gains significant market share, the effort to flesh out a complete set of Web standards for mobile computing will help to push the Web forward."

And it helps webapps on the desktop as much as on mobile.

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