As Mozilla gears up for its 10th birthday and the release of Firefox 3, Wired's published an interview with longtime Mozilla contributor Asa Dotzler, (Mozilla's Director of Community Development) on "Firefox, Fighting Bloat and the Problem with Democracy". He has some interesting things to say about how features are chosen for inclusion in Firefox (it's not a democracy!) and of course the performance boost we can expect from Firefox 3. Rock on!
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I saw this open tin of stuffed vine leaves in our office fridge and immediately freaked out. I'd always been told that leaving food in an opened tin risked food poisoning, and I believed that. But then I realised I'd never bothered to question why this rule applied. Time to investigate.