Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2 Milestone Released
Friday September 1st, 2006
#71 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Please enhance addons.
Tuesday September 12th, 2006 4:18 AM
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I'm not quite sure what you're trying to get at? Some poster said that commercial companies are more forced to listen to the needs of their paying customers. This may be true, but IE has no paying customers and Opera's paying customers are mobile phone companies - not individual users. As a consequence, the developers of either browser don't have any more of a direct financial incentive to please individual users than Mozilla does.
It is probably true that most open source projects listen more to the needs of developers than users (which is why many open-source systems are very hard to use compared to commercial alternatives), but in the case of the Mozilla project there is generally a strong focus on what developers perceive as user needs.