Mozilla Challenges Google: Open Source Chrome Isn’t Good Enough

“There are people who claim that Mozilla does not have the guts to openly challenge Google in the same way the company attacked Microsoft in the mid-2000s. Mozilla’s official competitive strategy can be described as almost being mushy in a time when the company needs to be more aggressive than ever to make its case. But the company gets more confident and its chairman has just told us that, while Google is the lesser of two evils, Firefox will have to evolve to sustain its role as the Robin Hood of the open web.

“Mozilla’s direction for Firefox has been quite confusing lately. Firefox 4 was a catch-up play that ended up to be, more or less, damage control in a market environment that is problematic Firefox: It is caught in the middle of a cut-throat competition for market shares between Microsoft and Google.”

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