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Mozilla and Google Relations Strained Due to Chrome

Dec 23, 2008, 23:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Adams)

"his revenue amounts to tens of millions of dollars. Internet users the world over, who are currently reaping the benefit of a renewed browser war with exciting innovation instead of Microsoft-dominated stagnation, can thank Google for that state of affairs. But now that Google has itself entered the fray with Chrome, what does that mean for the Firefox/Google relationship?

"This, of course, was one of the first things that many people who are in the know thought about when they heard Google's surprise Chrome announcement. In fact, there was a fair amount of hand-wringing among Firefox partisans and Open Source Software fans (since Firefox is arguably the most-visible face of OSS and on the front lines in the battle with Microsoft) that Chrome would harm Firefox or the Open Source movement. As people have settled in to either using or not using Chrome, a lot of the debate has died down."

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