Peter-Paul Koch quirksmode.org

The cult of the free must die  ↦

ppk muses after digesting Mozilla’s big lay off:

To my mind, Mozilla’s core problem is the cult of the free. To my mind, we should eradicate the cult of the free from web development, and Mozilla should take a small step in that direction by requesting donations from inside Firefox — on an entirely voluntary basis.

This conversation hits close to home for a few reasons here at Changelog.

First, we have plenty of friends and acquaintances who were directly affected. Second, we share concern for the future of these bastions of the web (MDN) and open source (Servo). Finally, we’re a small internet-based business that gives away almost everything we create for free and shares a business model with Mozilla.

Changelog++ might be even more integral to our survival than we’ve been thinking it is….


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