Mozilla CEO John Lilly on Apple and iPhone

Summary:The current issue (16.08) of Wired Magazine has a brief interview with Mozilla CEO John Lilly just before the launch of Firefox 3 in June.

Mozilla CEO John Lilly on Apple and iPhone
The current issue (16.08) of Wired Magazine has a brief interview with Mozilla CEO John Lilly just before the launch of Firefox 3 in June.

In it Lily makes two interesting comments related to Apple:

Wired: ...Do you worry about competition from Apple now that it has enabled Safari on Windows?

Lilly: I used to work at Apple. I have an iPhone. But there are other ways of developing software. Instead of relying on individual brilliance, we rely on enabling a network around the world, like Wikipedia does. That's a different aesthetic.

and:

Wired: Are you going to develop a version of Firefox for the iPhone?

Lilly: No. Apple makes it too hard. They say it's because of technical issues — they don't want outsiders to disrupt the user experience. That's a business argument masquerading as a technological argument. We're focusing on more important stuff. The iPhone has been influential, but there's not that many of them. We're part of the LiMo Foundation — Linux on Mobile. The Razr V2 is a LiMo phone, and you'll see more in the next year or so.

You can read the rest of the interview on the Wired Web site.

Topics: Apple, Browser, Collaboration, iPhone, Linux, Mobility, Open Source, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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