Posted May 30, 2017 03:19:53 A key developer for Mozilla, Mozilla Developer Network, has expressed his displeasure with the recent announcement by Microsoft that they are acquiring Firefox and will become a subsidiary of the company.
“Firefox is an important part of our product family and we don’t want Microsoft to take it away from us,” Mozilla Developer Director Chris Beard told Ars Technica.
“We want to keep our Firefox OS ecosystem strong.
Microsoft’s decision is a big step backward.”
Beard said that while he supports the decision to acquire Firefox, he did not want to see it be used to “dismantle Firefox.”
“I think the best way to go about this is to get together with Mozilla and discuss the situation,” he said.
“It’s not a good idea to put pressure on other developers and to try to push them out.
The next step is to build Firefox and build it for the future.” “
This acquisition is a bad first step.
The next step is to build Firefox and build it for the future.”
Beard’s comments come after Mozilla announced a new partnership with Microsoft on Wednesday to create a new product development team, a move that is seen as a signal that Microsoft will try to bring some stability to its Firefox OS and its Firefox Marketplace.
Firefox OS was released earlier this year, and has become one of the most popular desktop operating systems for mobile devices.
Microsoft has also invested in other Firefox-based platforms, including a new Chrome OS project, and is looking to get a foothold in the browser market with an upcoming update for Windows.
However, Microsoft said it has not taken any steps to create Firefox OS or its Marketplace as a standalone product.
“Microsoft has no intention of providing any software products or services on its own,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.
“They will continue to work closely with Mozilla to support the success of Firefox OS.”
Microsoft has been working with Mozilla on building its own software for Firefox OS, but there are no plans to create its own Marketplace.
Microsoft and Mozilla have been in talks for months about the possible creation of a Firefox Marketplace and are looking to collaborate on the project.
“I can’t speak to any future plans at this time, but we will continue our work with Mozilla, and we will deliver products and services for the Marketplace in the future,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars in a response to Ars’ request for comment.
“The Marketplace will provide a stable platform for the browser ecosystem.
We will continue working with Firefox to deliver products for this platform.”
Microsoft is also said to be considering selling some of its Windows business and the Windows Phone division.
Mozilla’s Firefox OS has been downloaded more than 70 million times since it launched in September 2017, with more than 60 million downloads on the Windows platform alone.