Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th May 2014 21:10 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Despite our dislike of DRM, we have come to believe Firefox needs to provide a mechanism for people to watch DRM-controlled content. We will do so in a way that protects the interests of individual users as much as possible, given what the rest of the industry has already put into place. We have selected Adobe to provide the key functionality. Adobe has been doing this in Flash for some time, and Adobe has been building the necessary relationships with the content owners. We believe that Adobe is uniquely able to bring new value to the setting.

Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. Don't include DRM, and see your userbase erode further. Do include DRM, and you go against your organisation's core values. If you go for the former, and your userbase erodes, you run the risk of not being able to express your core values at all.

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by thesunnyk on Thu 15th May 2014 04:53 UTC in reply to "..."
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That's a harsh comment. Maybe you're speaking from emotion, but Firefox is still fighting on a number of fronts for a more open internet. They've already backflipped on a number of missteps including ads and the new CEO. Mozilla certainly aren't perfect but they're nowhere near as bad as Google.

Moreover, they've been fighting against DRM for a long time, including this proposal. But unlike SOPA/PIPA, there were no internet blackouts or outrage to speak of here. The community should've been on top of this and they weren't and that's why we're in this mess now. Incidentally all the other browsers are going to implement this as well, take your pick.

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by Hiev on Thu 15th May 2014 05:24 in reply to "RE: ..."
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Please tell me, how is Mozilla/Firefox fighting for the open web? writing open letters? seminars around the world? making what? because you know, I can do that too, for 300 million dollars looks like a good deal actually, tell me, what are they doing?

Now, I'm not sure they are the ones that should champion for the open web, they have litle sympathy now, they had to remove their rakings from their facebook page, because it was getting so low and people was really pissed at them and if you go to their feedback page you'll see how the mayority of the users are expressing them selves as sad and dissapointed, go to Twitter and look for the #uninstallfirefox hashtag and look at the results, so, tell me, why is Mozilla even relevant anymore?

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by masennus on Thu 15th May 2014 05:39 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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I actually, honestly, can not see the speed difference 'everybody' is talking about. And all my computers are mostly quite old and slow by today's standards. Where and how do you see it?

I have used both chromium and firefox and I always go back to firefox because I can not find anything at all that is better in chromium, speed included, and in my opinion Mozilla's core values are a LOT better than google's, however eroded they might have become.

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by _xmv on Fri 16th May 2014 04:14 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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how do you pay 800 people working on firefox?

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