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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 19 2014, @09:35PM   Printer-friendly
from the gaming-the-system dept.

Marneus68 writes:

"The Mozilla Foundation is reportedly working with Unity Technologies in order to bring an "HTML5 export option" to Unity3D's next major release. Unity3D 5.0 is to be released later this year.

This announcement comes out as a bit of a surprise given that Mozilla's philosophy revolves around free, open and normalized web technologies. Working along with a closed source software vendor really sounds like a weird decision from Mozilla."

 
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  • (Score: 0, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 19 2014, @10:26PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 19 2014, @10:26PM (#18715)

    They have been chasing it since at least the time they started deprecating the suite. You don't abandon software like the namesake suite and Thunderbird if you care about open source, freedom, and community. (Yeah yeah they still host the projects, which now shuffle forward like zombies.)

    I use Mozilla software, even as it declines in quality, but don't trust them much more than Microsoft or Google.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by cybro on Thursday March 20 2014, @12:03AM

    by cybro (1144) on Thursday March 20 2014, @12:03AM (#18731)

    If you want to use a tool because it is useful to you, good. If not, don't. Never trust, just think about what Mr. Snowden has shown us. You shouldn't "trust" them at all should you? Has Mozilla ever asked for your trust?

    If trust is an issue, then what about the weakest link in the chain? Does it even matter with Mozilla if you are already running on Microsoft Windows anyway?

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by bookreader on Thursday March 20 2014, @11:47AM

    by bookreader (3906) on Thursday March 20 2014, @11:47AM (#18844)

    This "Working along with a closed source software vendor really sounds like a weird decision from Mozilla" part in the story is missing the point a bit. It clearly looks like Unity wanted to find someone to do certain task, and this someone happened to be an organization having people experienced in building Web stuff like the Mozilla Foundation. So perhaps Unity paid Mozilla to do this.

    Which should be fine, I prefer Mozilla getting money for developing Firefox etc. this way than getting money from evil overlords like Google.