Eich forwarded this position and was very dogmatic about it, even though it seems very clear that native mobile is quite obviously proving Eich wrong. Mobile is the future - nine out of ten devices sold today to connect to the internet will run a mobile OS. On those platforms, no one seriously considers the web to be the deployment mechanism of choice for anything beyond simple document delivery (for which the web still rules). Mozilla is the only org left that really thinks HTML5 is a competitive deployment platform, even though it is years behind native platform development and always will be.
I recommend a new CEO accept what is obvious - HTML5 is inferior to native mobile development. If Mr. Beard wants FirefoxOS to be a hit, I recommend making C++ a first-class choice for developers.
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