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Mozilla/Microsoft deal: What's the problem?

Oct 29, 2011, 02:03 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"I mean, really, isn't the whole point about open source software about having the freedom to choose? If people want to use Bing, then why shouldn't it be made more readily available to them? It's not like I can't set Bing as my search engine on Firefox already.

"Personally, I like the fact that Microsoft is willing to work with Mozilla, because it shows that Microsoft is acknowledging what we've known all along: Firefox is an excellent browser. I will argue superior, but I wouldn't expect Microsoft to agree.

"Some of my colleagues have made jokes about how Mozilla is selling its soul, and while you would expect me, as no fan of Microsoft, to jump right on board with that sentiment, in this case I really don't see the harm. "

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