Although it’s hardly a prelude to War of the Roses, Google’s recent decision to remove support for the Firefox toolbar is likely to have some critical consequences. Google’s break-up announcement, which came in a blog post “Written by Brittney,” says Google Toolbar for Firefox will be supported only up to Firefox 4.
Given that Mozilla is now on Firefox 5, with versions six and seven to be released later this year, this breakup could be a bad one, says ZDNet’s Ed Bott. The move, he says, might be a prelude to a split, which could hurt Firefox in the pocketbook, and Mozilla Foundation in the long run. Further, it leaves the Firefox team scrambling to rekindle the fires with enterprise customers, a group it had all but abandoned in the pursuit of Google.
The company has restarted the Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group but is it too little too late?
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