Mozilla Google budget screaming 

Something is just wrong here... Mozilla just extended its deal with Google (making it the numero uno search engine) for something like 400 million dollars PER YEAR. For the next three years.

That is 1.2 BILLION dollars from 2020 to 2023.

If you cannot run a freaking NON-PROFIT on 400 MILLION dollars PER YEAR that means:

a) You are paying your executives too much.
b) You don't know how to manage a non-profit.
c) All of the above.


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This should make many people very angry.

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It makes ME very angry.

I used to run Firefox when it was still named Phoenix. I have always used Firefox as soon as it went out of beta. That freaking move by the Mozilla Management is pissing me off.

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@ParadeGrotesque I think we are all upset to it by one degree or another...

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@ParadeGrotesque and that is chump change to Google... broken off to hold off anti-trust suits.

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I also used phoenix and then firefox. But Mozilla pissed me off by:
  • making ff fat and slow
  • bundling software
  • enabling/adopting questionable feature
  • making deals with google (and others)
  • fostering centralization
  • patronising users

I'm mad that Mozilla is failing and disappointing me again and again. Ff is not my main browser for years, but I always hoped that eventually they will get the message.

Re: frustration from ploy of Mozilla layoffs followed by Google funding 


I'm going to go around the fediverse and post this toot everywhere to express my frustration.

I'm sorry if this comes as spam to you, but I am really, very frustrated by hearing this news.


re: Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@TheGibson @ParadeGrotesque It does. I wrote a rant about it on /r/firefox and it's sitting at 210 upvotes w/ 68% upvote frequency, and many comments that echo the experience and the sentiment.

The reality is this: since some years they've been deaf to us and lived in a bubble, high on Google $$$. We didn't notice bc our trust & sympathy blinded us. Now with the FF on Android fuckup and this last bs they've just made it so obv that even the blind would see.

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