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January 27, 2005

Twist in the Google browser saga

There have been long-standing rumours of a Google web browser, but the latest twist in the story is that the lead developer on Firefox, Ben Goodger, is now being paid by Google.

As of January 10, 2005, my source of income changed from The Mozilla Foundation to Google, Inc. of Mountain View, California. My role with Firefox and the Mozilla project will remain largely unchanged, I will continue doing much the same work as I have described above - with the new goal of successful 1.1, 1.5 and 2.0 releases.

I remain devoted full-time to the advancement of Firefox, the Mozilla platform and web browsing in general.

Add this to the "evidence" so far: (A Mozilla developer day at the Googleplex; the domain name gbrowser.com and the hiring of former IE builders.

Something's going on: is it Google simply protecting Mozilla from competitors, or is it a more complex situation?

January 27, 2005 in Web/Tech | Permalink


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