Saturday December 08, 2018

Mozilla CEO: Microsoft's Adoption of Chromium Is "Terrible" for the Web

In a blog post titled "Goodbye, EdgeHTML," Mozilla CEO Chris Beard shared his thoughts about Microsoft’s decision to adopt Chromium, calling it a "terrible" decision that "gives Google more ability to single-handedly decide what possibilities are available to each one of us." In light of a growing monopoly, Beard explains that companies such as Mozilla are more important than ever for promoting competition and choice.

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From a social, civic and individual empowerment perspective ceding control of fundamental online infrastructure to a single company is terrible. This is why Mozilla exists. We compete with Google not because it’s a good business opportunity. We compete with Google because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice. They depend on consumers being able to decide we want something better and to take action.

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