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Firefox users should stop their gloating

We have had it up to here with gloaters
Fri Jan 14 2005, 07:42
MITCH KAPOR, of the Open Source Applications Foundation, said that Firefox users should stop gloating and thinking that the product's future is assured.

Having made his fortune during the heyday of proprietary software, Kapor is both president and chair of the OSAF and chairman of the Mozilla Foundation.

Speaking to, he said that while it was a great thing to see the early, huge momentum of Firefox, it's certainly not inevitable that Firefox's market share will continue to increase.

Kapor said that instead of gloating that Firefox was going to take over the world, open-source advocates should be cautious and avoid making claims and predictions. He said that Firefox was a great product, small, fast and more secure. But he was not sure how much mileage there was to get out of it.

Its goal was to improve life for users by giving a viable alternative to Voleware. Microsoft would not make improvements if it didn't have competition and it is clear that Firefox had forced some changes on the software king.

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