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Mozilla’s CEO on Firefox

Wired fed out an interview with Mozilla CEO John Lilly today, where he explains Firefox’s success as an open-source program developed by a non-profit company.

Wired: That’s nice, but it’s not exactly a long-term strategic plan. Do you worry about competition from Apple now that it has enabled Safari on Windows?

Lilly: I used to work at Apple. I have an iPhone. But there are other ways of developing software. Instead of relying on individual brilliance, we rely on enabling a network around the world, like Wikipedia does. That’s a different aesthetic.

Decentralized knowledge > monolithic Microsoft, ftw.

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