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[quote=bksening] [quote=ndebord] As Mozilla Corp. is really no longer as committed to open source as it was in the past, they have made it harder for 3rd party offshoots to survive. Embed, for all its problems, was a good thing for Mozilla Org's open source reputation[/quote] Mozilla's commitment to developing open-source software has nothing to do with making third party offshoots harder to survive. Open-source development just means an organization (eg. Mozilla) develops software according to its own designs and goals. That source code is "open", which allows third parties to see how it is coded, and for third parties to copy the code and do what they want with it. What a third party does with the open-source code is the responsibility of that third party, and whether they are successful or productive in using that code depends on the capabilities and faculties of the third party. There is no obligation whatsoever that the originating open-source organization needs to help or assist any third parties using its open-source code. Specifically, Mozilla's Embed program was a test-harness to verify that a native-OS app can connect and communicate with the cross-platform rendering GRE engine. Mozilla's open-source reputation has nothing to do with and is not affected by any support or lack thereof of any test program that has never been designed for any specific outside use.[/quote]
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