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Mozilla/Microsoft deal: What’s the problem?

[ Thanks to Amy
Bennett
for this link. ]

“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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