Microsoft’s decision to overhaul Edge browser and start using Google’s open-source Chromium project has rubbed Mozilla’s CEO, Chris Beard, the wrong way. In fact, Beard thinks Microsoft is a sell out for making such a decision.
“By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google,” wrote Beard in a blog post.
Though he acknowledges the move “may well make sense” from a business point of view, he still calls on Chrome’s users to give Firefox a try.
“Will Microsoft’s decision makes it harder for Firefox to prosper? It could… making Google more powerful is risky on many fronts.”
Beard is afraid that web developers have just been given more reasons to continue designing web services around Chromium. Instead of designing web services for the users’ experience, they will be fashioning it around Chromium. You then find scenarios where users are arm-twisted into using Chrome when accessing certain content online.
“If one product like Chromium has enough market share, then it becomes easier for web developers and businesses to decide not to worry if their services and sites work with anything other …read more
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