Open Source Incorporated

August 3, 2005

Today is a sad day in web browser land. The Mozilla Foundation, specifically the developers of the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird e-mail client that have been garnering wide respect due to their innovative security and customization features, has decided it will go corporate.

I am in much dismay (or perhaps as much dismay as I can be in over such a situation). Firefox has revolutionized the way we browse the web, and although the Mozilla Foundation claims commercializing will do the product good, it will only lead to corruption and might lend itself to the fate of Netscape.

However, one quote struck me: “The browser wars are back.” It will be interesting to see how it all pans out.