Now hundreds of blogs are echoing the news that Google closed his contract with Mozilla, and like nervous old women, they run desperate to emit hasty conclusions. I am not a fortune teller, nor an analyst but let's be serious Who said that Firefox will you die?
More than 80% of income from Mozilla comes from GoogleBut no one spoke of the deal ending in a hurry. So far there has only been talk of a significant reduction in income. Maybe the share that has been hoarding Chrome be the fundamental reason for separating from Mozilla, but from my point of view it would be a very easy exit, a very low blow. It reminds me of Microsoft y Apple, that when it cannot with its enemy then it begins to extract absurd patents. Yes Firefox go dead, Chrome will stop being interesting.
But let's stop speculation and be objective. Mozilla Firefox he has too many followers to die from one day to the next. Even when developers leave the project due to lack of budget, there will always be those who join to continue its development, even if it is a fork under another name. And speaking of Fork, where do we leave Iceweasel e IceCat? Who says yes Firefox dies these projects also go to the grave?
If something good has the Open Source, is that there will always be someone who is interested and continues to contribute Do you remember what happened with OpenOffice.org? Well, there you have a good example: LibreOffice was born to be much better. Maybe this is convenient. Maybe now Firefox become a more community product. That's why I tell you The browser created by Mozilla will not die, in any case, it will evolve for the better.