Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

→ in reply to BlackBerry is gone, Mozilla is next in line

If you wondered why I said Mozilla should go and die in a ditch, this is what the Mozilla CEO, Mitchell Baker, has to say:

We need more than deplatforming

Now, let’s read that again. And again. And again.

Mozilla Corporation gets the vast majority of its revenue (which totaled around $450 million in each of 2018, 2019 and 2020) from search engines who pay to be the default search option in Firefox in different parts of the world, including Google, Yandex, and Baidu.

Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, began cutting about 25% (250 people) of its global workforce in 2020, saying that the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on economies “significantly impacted our revenue.”

“Senior executives have also done very well for themselves. Mitchell Baker, Mozilla’s top executive, was paid $2.4m in 2018, a sum I personally think of as instant inter-generational wealth. Payments to Baker have more than doubled in the last five years.” - source