Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox (Inc)
Posted Feb 28, 2007 9:00 UTC (Wed) by tarjei
Parent article: Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox (Inc)
There are a few things left unmentioned here. I think the author is correct in stating that Firefox has a development model that is closer to closed source software than most projects.
Just take a look at how the project communicates. The mailing lists are hard to find and do not contain a lot of debate. As a result most user communication goes through the bugzilla.
I can understand that they have to be more careful with how they let their developers connect with the userbase as they may be swamped, but still it is a project that is fairly hard to enter.
Also, another major difference is that the Mozilla corporation has vastly more money than other projects.
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