"In this interview, Mozilla's technology strategist Mike Shaver
responds to and rejects recent claims that Firefox and Google are
getting a bit too close for comfort. Mozilla is independent, he
says, with or without Google's $56 million.
"I received a fair bit of criticism for a blog post that I wrote
last week describing what I believe is the extremely close
relationship between Google and Mozilla. Mozilla's PR people
complained, Firefox developers left critical comments in the blog
post itself, and I received a number of e-mails from upset
individuals. All had concerns with the claims and the general tone
of my blog post. In order to try and clear things up, I had a chat
with Mike Shaver, the technology strategist for Mozilla (the
for-profit company holding the rights and purse strings for
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