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Mozilla CTO Sees an Upside to the Browser Wars

Sep 24, 2008, 07:18 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"In the new browser wars, speed and technology are the key weapons employed by browser vendors. Sitting in the CTO chair of open source browser vendor Mozilla is Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and a former Netscape employee. A veteran of the first browser war which decimated Netscape and left Microsoft in command of the field, Eich is not about to yield the field this time around to anyone.

"With Apple, Google, Opera and Microsoft now all competing for mind and market share in the new browser war, the challenges and the stakes are perhaps greater than ever. Yet in this new contest, it's not the vendors themselves that will ultimately prevail, but rather it is likely that it is the web itself which will emerge victorious.

"'The future of the Web is bright,' Eich told InternetNews.com. 'We talk about things like Silverlight and Adobe AIR being a threat to the open Web but they won't succeed in displacing the reach of the Web. Competition is going strong in the Web browser market and I think that will bring them all up towards parity and keep them evolving in ways developers want.'"

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