My concern is that people will turn to "alternatives" like spyware, eg Chrome, proprietary code where we can't even tell if it's spyware eg Opera, or code designed to later have spyware bolted in to it and made proprietary, eg Chromium.
The real alternative is to make a decent cross platform browser with open code *and governance* whose assets are owned by a non profit foundation, and some form of privacy model to fund development.
Not an easy task, but worthwhile.
totally agree, they should be funded by donations as well.
My concern for user is not that they will turn to proprietary spyware alternatives (since people using Firefox and those who are concerned about this know for better). My concern is that no body will condemn this bald move and linux distros will ship with this Orwellian Firefox.
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