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Monday, February 27, 2012

B2G : Mozilla's plan for 2012: Break the ecosystem lock.


Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon--all are targets for Mozilla's plan to use Web apps to free people from ecosystem lock-in. Also: new Firefox features aplenty.
The people's enemy, in Mozilla's eyes, is an ecosystem of devices, operating systems, app stores, services, and apps.
(Credit: Mozilla) : The people's enemy, in Mozilla's eyes, is an ecosystem of devices, operating systems, app stores, services, and apps.


Mozilla is best known as the developer of Firefox, but it's reaching well beyond the browser with a 2012 strategy that strives to use the open Web to counteract ecosystem lock-in.

Firefox embodied Mozilla's effort to counter the damage that Microsoft's browser dominance caused on the Web. But now, as revealed in Mozilla 2012 plans published Sunday, the non-profit organization is putting the crosshairs on other big competitors, too: Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Those companies, along with Microsoft, each are building an ecosystem encompassing devices, operating systems, app stores, and apps. People should be worried about getting locked into any of those ecosystems, Mozilla believes.


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