Blake Ross

Blake talked about how Firefox was created to be a product that the development team’s parents could use. And how they marketed it through things like Spread Firefox. At some point, though, the discussion went off the rails thanks to Dave Winer and Steve Gillmor. Dave wanted to get an upcoming feature list which was not what Blake was up there to talk about. And Dave’s point about how Mozilla would become Microsoft if they had enough marketshare was just silly. It really was a shame, but if I do get a chance to meet Blake later, I will be eager to thank him for standing up to Dave. Note: This “explanation(Dave Winer: If All Else Fails, Simply Make Stuff Up)”: from Brian Carnell is relevant to what happened.