Firefox extensions: A strategy born of compromise (Interview)

Article Source The Open Road
June 12, 2009, 11:17 am

Firefox has surpassed 22 percent global market share, its popularity driven in large part by the thousands of extensions and add-ons that personalize the Firefox experience for diverse users.

Intriguingly, however, Firefox’s extensions strategy didn’t start out as a strategy at all. It was a compromise to keep the project’s developer base together, as Mozilla’s Asa Dotzler explains in this interview I conducted with colleague John Newton earlier this week.

The History of Firefox Extensions – An Interview with Asa Dotzler from Matt Asay on Vimeo.