July 2, 2006
Gnomedex: Blake Ross on open source marketing of Firefox
Firefox co-founder Blake Ross spoke at Gnomedex today. He started off by talking about the misconceptions of how Firefox started. He said it wasn't about annihilating Microsoft or liberating the world from proprietary software. Firefox was started to create an easy-to-use browser for mainstream people. He said they didn't want to "take the Linux route". So they had to "figure out what Mom and Dad want" from a web browser. He took a dig at the social networking system trend right now, where anti-social developers in Silicon Valley are trying to build world-leading social networking services.