What Does Mozilla Firing 25% of its Workforce Tells us About its Future

Mozilla is in news again but not what you expected.

Mozilla has recently lay off 250employees, 25% of its workforce. It also closed operations in Taipei, Taiwan. The Taiwanese team was performing on Firefox Lite.

This is not the primary layoff from Mozilla this year. At the start of the year, Mozilla had laid off 70 employees.

So, what’s happening with Mozilla? Whatever it's , it’s never positive.

Mozilla has fired entire (or most of) teams performing on DevTools, MDN, developer relation, Servo (browser engine written in Rust) and incident threat management.

Why did it do that? What lies ahead for Mozilla? Here’s my opinion on the Mozilla crisis.

The Gradual decline of Mozilla

Mozilla Firefox once had an honest user base. it had been seen as a superior browser and it seemed like it might dethrone Internet Explorer because the hottest browser.

That would have happened if it had been not for Google Chrome. By that time Google lunched Chrome in 2008

Their aim was to urge more and more people to use their program. How does a user access search engine? Through an internet browser.

So, rather than being hooked in to other web browsers, Google created its own browser and integrated its products with this new browser. Google hired several Mozilla engineers to figure on its browser. the present Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, led the team developing the Chrome browser.

But Google did not just finished after creating Chrome in 2008. Google with all their technical and intelligence, kept on moving to improve the browser.

Soon Google Chrome overtook Firefox and later Internet Explorer to become the foremost popular browser.

But what happened to Mozilla Firefox? it's my opinion that Mozilla lost specialise in the Firefox browser. They put time and energy in creating Firefox mobile OS, Rust programing language, Hello video chat application and more.

It’s not that it didn’t add new features there, it’s just that Firefox started losing charm.

Chrome had a faster experience while Firefox felt sluggish and heavy. Google’s evil practice of deliberately slowing down Google products like YouTube on Firefox also made users dump Firefox.

Whatever it’s. The reality is that Google Chrome may be a superior product otherwise people won’t go installing it on their own. Microsoft couldn’t keep Windows users on Internet Explorer/Edge in any case.

Mozilla Moved On for Money

Mozilla Foundation may be a not-for-profit organization but it also has taxable subsidiary within the sort of Mozilla Corporation. Firefox browser is developed under Mozilla Foundation. The profit earned by the Mozilla Corporation is reinvested into Mozilla projects.

Lately, Mozilla is trying hard to make new revenue channels to finish its reliance on Google. Its acquisition ofPocket app and therefore the launch of Mozilla VPN is a component of this strategy.

The recent layoffs also are a part of Mozilla’s new strategy to specialize in profitable products and reducing the workforce aimed toward reducing the expense.

Despite the fact, the company must not abort Firefox. People need a functioning browser and Mozilla should work on improving user experience. If the users have trouble running Netflix or YouTube or using other streaming services during this age, they're going to definitely switch.

Not only it's the flagship project from Mozilla, it's also the most important hope for people that don’t want Google. Microsoft’s Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and most of the opposite popular browsers have switched to Google’s Chromium project. Firefox is one among the rare browsers that doesn’t believe Chromium.

I hope that Mozilla rises from the ashes sort of a Phoenix.

Those were my views on the Mozilla situation. I welcome yours within the comment section.

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