Tag Archives: mozilla

June 18, 2015

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

The team notes that the idea here is not to replace JavaScript, by the way, but to allow many more languages to be compiled for the Web. Indeed, chances are that both JavaScript and WebAssembly will be used side-by-side and some parts of the application may use WebAssembly modules (animation, visualization, compression, etc.), while the user interface will still be mostly written in JavaScript, for example.

This is huge news.

April 3, 2015


An experimental browser built in HTML.

browser.html is a platform research project closely related to Servo. It’s not a product. We are exploring future UI paradigms strictly only because we are curious what future needs will be on our platform and processes to build our platform, which we want to evolve.

November 22, 2014

Let's Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

The service is due to launch in summer 2015, but unless all browser vendors choose to include it as a trusted CA, it will be dead in the water. So far, I haven’t been able to find out if such an agreement has been made. Maybe they are using IdenTrust as a cross-signing partner.

March 10, 2010
December 16, 2009

Mozilla exec: Bing is not popular enough for Firefox

“Bing is a new contender in the search space and while I personally think it’s making solid progress, our users are not asking for it in great numbers yet. But we reevaluate our search providers regularly and we are not precluded by any arrangements with other search providers from adding anything we believe our users want.”

Translation: we don’t want another search option because it will eat away at revenues generated from our partnership with Google.