'Finnish Minister: EU Needs to Establish Own OS, Web Browser':
nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/2

... or just use choose a distro of GNU/Linux and Firefox.

@strypey
at this point, Mozilla is lretty muxh an evil corp as well. And there are only two browser engines alive. We need more, or we'll end up with a monoculture.

@wolf480pl
> Mozilla is lretty muxh an evil corp as well

Mainly because they depend on EvilCorp for funding. If a consortium of governments (eg EU) helped fund #Mozilla development via their own soft fork, this would both liberate Mozilla and cost much less than creating a new browser from scratch.

@strypey You'd need to:
- ditch most of Mozilla's organizational structure
- undo years of productization of the browser itself

@strypey and even then that doesn't help increase browser implementation diversity

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@strypey The main problems with web browsers:
- scope creep, trying to be a platform for application development, which causes
- complexity, too-big-to-fail-ness, which causes
- implementation monoculture, which allows scope creep and
- user-hostile design - pretending you know better what's good for the users than the users themselves

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@strypey having a different organization developing Firefox could help fix the last issue.

Making a new well-funded browser from scratch could fix the last two.
Then you could get a seat at WHATWG, and try to fix the scope creep, which is encoded in web standards.

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