Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox (Inc)
Posted Feb 28, 2007 13:22 UTC (Wed) by kirkengaard
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Actually, Firefox is in a "unique" position because it developed out of the longstanding position of Netscape relative to Internet Explorer. Netscape became Mozilla, and Mozilla became a gargantuan monster, and necessitated Firefox, which became Mozilla's newest flagship product. Call it "successor in interest". That position is in no wise new. The other position is being marketed for by OpenOffice.org, which (wonder of wonders) has a similar level of marketing and corporate clout behind it, and interest in seeing it succeed because of investment. Again, inherited from a previous "rival" (though of far less consequence) in StarOffice.
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