Mozilla Google budget screaming 

Something is just wrong here... Mozilla just extended its deal with Google (making it the numero uno search engine) for something like 400 million dollars PER YEAR. For the next three years.

That is 1.2 BILLION dollars from 2020 to 2023.

If you cannot run a freaking NON-PROFIT on 400 MILLION dollars PER YEAR that means:

a) You are paying your executives too much.
b) You don't know how to manage a non-profit.
c) All of the above.


Mozilla Google budget screaming 

Should I abandon Firefox? What are the alternatives?

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@techit @ParadeGrotesque There's not much doubt that Mozilla is badly administered and that a lot is wasted on exec salaries. I'd also question the corp's financial judgement in laying off the Rust team, because that's a trending language and could have been lucrative in terms of seminars, training courses and wotnot.

There are lots of browsers out there, but it's basically a duopoly. Either you're using something based on Firefox or Chrome. Unless you're a holdout like me using fediverse in Lynx.

The real solution is probably to produce new browsers based on simplified protocols which can be fully implemented by small teams in a tractable amount of time. Gemini is nice, but not intended to replace the web.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

So the future of web browsers is Google? I hoped to avoid that

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