I think I'll be clear about this: I am not anti-Mozilla.
(Though putting Pocket in their addressbar rather than an RSS/Atom subscribe button does go against my design principles for encouraging a more decentralized web)
I think they are a positive influence, but they have too much influence to loose to be as radical as they pretend to be.
At the same time we do need a truly radical browser engine to help get us out of the sad software development we're in. I hope to be that!
1. About the only thing that makes them unique is some cryptocoin nonsense, which they've been very scammy about. Initially there were decent adblocking defaults, but Firefox & Safari caught up there.
2. They cannot have the same level of influence without their own browser engine (they're a minor variation on Chrome). That's impossible without giving up on JS, which I can't see Eich doing.
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