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Errors in copy

Under "Apps experience on desktop and mobile", the following sentence has an extra "who": "Once they've been discovered, who how are they presented".

Under "How developers connect with their customers", the following sentence is incomplete: "take a significant portion of revenues, and .". jareha 09:05, 27 June 2011 (PDT)


After reading this article, I had a gotcha. My mind went !!! TILT !!! Now I know why Firefox "doesn't and shouldn't" cater to enterprises' needs:

  • The Mozilla Mission consists in a large part in putting the user in control. Every rank-and-file keyboard user. Vive la liberté!
  • In many corporations, the Boss wants to be in full control, to the exclusion of everyone else, to the point where no single employee (on the risk of being fired with prejudice) is allowed to install any software on a company computer (not a browser, not a plugin, not an XPI extension, nothing — on Windows this would mean nothing ending in .exe, .bat, .btm, .com, .dll, .xpi; on a Mac the equivalent, and on Linux — Linux? You kidding? We don't allow Linux in here — except on IBM System z virtual machines, and with extra-super-hyper strict safeguards), unless said software is pre-approved by The Voice From On High. (Some companies go as far as running at every bootup a "cleanup" program which will remove any software not on a short whitelist.)

The obvious conclusion seems to me to be: You treat your employees like kids in kindergarten? They will behave like kids in kindergarten, and search for every way to do what is forbidden, just to spite you. If you treated them as responsible adults, and educated them about the dangers of some kinds of behaviour (such as clicking on just any wild link), but otherwise trusted them, most of them (I think, but perhaps I'm mistaken) would behave responsibly and trustworthily — to the limit of their mental capabilities.

But there is a flip side to this coin: Vive la liberté means that every now and then you'll make an honest mistake. And maybe let a virus in while you weren't looking. So… What's the right policy? Tonymec 00:44, 29 June 2011 (PDT)