For those not eager to test and certify new versions of the open-source browser every six weeks, Mozilla has committed to the annually updated ESR version.
The "Extended Support Release" version of Firefox would change every 30 weeks to accommodate slow-moving customers. Also: Firefox silent updates are coming.
Users of the 2010-era browser won't be prompted to upgrade to the new Firefox 7 until Mozilla is sure its servers are up to the task.
The U.S. founding father's views on sharing one's inventions "freely and generously" make him sound much like an open-source advocate.
Open source breaks down walls to collaboration by putting code front-and-center.
A large swath of people using an older browser could climb aboard Mozilla's rapid-release train when they're prompted to upgrade starting today.
One of the benefits of open source is that it gives users control of their destiny, as a port of Firefox to Mac OS 9, called "Classilla,'" suggests.
Open source depends on people managing other people, not code managing other code. It's therefore important to not have jerks running the show.
There's a good reason behind the relatively light turnout. Corporate IS types, who once treated Linux as if were part of a broader Bolshevik conspiracy, have signed on.
Microsoft finally got around to substantiating its claims that Linux violates 235 Microsoft patents, and the Linux community quickly set to work coding around those claims.