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April 9, 2014
Breitbart News "censored" itself in protest of the sacking of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over gay rights issues. Because of course they did. Their point? “Firefox is now a company that censors.”
Firefox isn’t a company.

Breitbart News "censored" itself in protest of the sacking of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over gay rights issues. Because of course they did. Their point? “Firefox is now a company that censors.”

Firefox isn’t a company.

13:25 // 3 months ago
April 3, 2014

jesustilapia says: did anybody besides okcupid boycott (or kinda boycott) mozilla because of the CEO?

» SFB says: Yes; the whole thing really heated up after the company Rarebit announced it would stop making products for the Firefox Marketplace specifically because of Brendan Eich’s appointment. OKCupid’s boycott came roughly a week later. (Rarebit, led by a married gay couple, expressed sadness that Eich ended up stepping down.) Also, the foundation’s board lost three members during this period, though the members insist they didn’t leave because of his donation. — Ernie @ SFB

19:11 // 3 months ago
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March 15, 2014
13:41 // 4 months ago
July 2, 2012

There-and-gone “leap second” causes major issues for numerous sites

  • cause On Saturday night, a single second was added to the atomic clocks of the world in a somewhat rare event called a leap second, which ensures that atomic time remains aligned with solar time. Most people didn’t even notice.
  • reaction However, with the rise of cloud computing, every second counts, and the leap second actually caused huge problems for Reddit, Gawker, Mozilla, LinkedIn and numerous other sites. Who knew a second was so essential? source
10:35 // 2 years ago
December 20, 2011
20:34 // 2 years ago
December 3, 2011

Could Mozilla’s Firefox lose its biggest funding source: Google?

  • growth Over the years, Mozilla’s open-source Firefox browser grew from nothing to provide a solid secondary option to Microsoft’s once-dominant Internet Explorer. It funded itself in large part from a multi-year deal it made with Google to make their search the default, allowing Mozilla to grow quickly.
  • hindrance However, since they made the last deal in 2008, a strange thing started happening — Google created a browser of its own, Chrome, that quickly ate its own share of the market. It’s now tied with or ahead of Firefox. So … will Google renew the deal with Mozilla? Do they need to? source

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18:00 // 2 years ago
October 28, 2011
16:21 // 2 years ago