"If one product like #Chromium has enough market share, then it becomes easier for web developers and businesses to decide not to worry if their services and sites work with anything other than Chromium. That’s what happened when #Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before #Firefox was released. And it could happen again.

If you care about what’s happening with online life today, take another look at Firefox." blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/ #edge

... Or a WebKit based browser. Diversity matters in order to maintain a free and open web!

@bjoern I'm more and more unsure about that, to be honest. At one side, yes, Firefox has a different engine, whic is good, but at the end, there's "Google money" in Mozilla too, which makes me wonder. Plus: At some point, why not make sure we have *one* robust, solid, maintained browser engine to build upon? My take on that is here, especially looking at Chromium and Microsoft: dm.zimmer428.net/2018/12/edge-

@z428 @bjoern

Because corporate forces will always strive to make the web more closed (more DRM, more obfuscation, more tracking, more monetization); if de facto standardization (through the implementation) has to happen in a space that is dominated by corporate players like Google and Microsoft, their interests will always prevail, even if the implementation is nominally open source.

Mozilla/Firefox is a deeply imperfect alternative - but the best one we have.

@eloquence @z428 @bjoern

> if de facto standardization (through the implementation) has to happen

Has to?

> Mozilla/Firefox is a deeply imperfect alternative - but the best one we have.

#Mozilla #Firefox is just the geek PR of #Google.


@Shamar Well, that's at least to some point my problem. What to use? Chrome is Google, which I don't want. Firefox is where I came from, but I am increasingly confused about Mozilla, Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla Corporation and its fundings. Brave, at its core, is Chromium and also a for-profit organization, even though they at least seem to try do some things different (changelog.com/news/the-road-to is interesting on that). What else is left, then?

@eloquence @bjoern

@z428 @eloquence @bjoern

Right now: #TorBrowser with #NoScript and #JS disabled by default.
And don't forget to clear the cache after visiting a website with javascript enabled.

And each time you find this annoying, remember to publicily mock #Mozilla #Firefox for not mitigating dangerous attacks they could easily mitigate.

In the future: #Memex 😉


@Shamar Though attacks are a problem, actually this is not my core issue right now. As far as I see things, a lot of the "mess" with the current web is being caused by the fact that we do have a very vivid ad economy, also to some point due to the fact that people expect virtually *everything* to be free(-as-in-free-beer). Ad and tracking blocking, here, just seems to fight the smoke. And Firefox depending upon Google money seems to feed rather than fight the fire. 😐

@eloquence @bjoern

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