Firefox gets wind of our discussion
So I guess Paul and I mentioned Firefox one too many time to escape the notice of the Moz foundation. Asa (one of the founding devs on Firefox) responds to Paul’s post and set the record straight on the need for a firehose. I remember those discussions when they were happening at Moz ( I am a passionate Netscape -> Mozilla -> Firefox user ) and thinking it was a dumb idea to fork Moz for this smaller browser thing. Boy was I wrong and I think I have taken that message to heart for how OS projects really gain traction against an entrenched commercial closed source entity. Reading blogs like Guy Kawasaki’s and Creating Passionate Users only furthered reinforced those feelings.
Please remember the comments I am making are directed specifically to Paul’s comments and not to open source GIS/spatial libraries in general.