Let me start by saying that I LOVE Firefox. I use it exclusively for all my web-browsing needs. Further, I’ve been using it for a long, long time. Since the 0.4 release. And, as long as I’ve been using Firefox I’ve also been pushing everybody I know to use it.
The problem is this whole Mozilla Foundation/ Mozilla Corporation confusing/ annoying thing. I’d think the people that make Firefox (is it the corp or the foundation) would want this to be as simple and basic as possible. Instead, there are all these confusing companies that do various things. And now, instead of going to mozilla.org, they want you to go to mozilla.com. In my opinion they’re making the process more confusing for the average computer user (think mom that doesn’t know this from that).
I know that I want to use Firefox. I know that it works better then IE. I know that Firefox is more secure then IE. And I know that no matter where it comes from it’s Firefox. BUT… will all these changes confuse the average guy?
I’m not sure when the structure of Mozilla changed, but I just listened to the FLOSS podcast with Ben Goodger and he pretty much said he was confused on the subject, too. NOTE: Listen to the podcast for his exact quote. The point is that he was confused.