Melissa Shapiro, Mozilla’s public relations lead, recently announced that Mitchell Baker and Joi Ito were both included on BusinessWeek’s list of the 25 most influential people on the Web. “Each year, we turn to readers and BusinessWeek staff for the Best of the Web list, asking them to contribute names for a list of the Internet’s movers and shakers.” Watch the full slideshow, which includes all 25 honorees, over at BusinessWeek.
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Ryan Paul of Ars Technica posted an interesting two-page article last week explaining why Mozilla remains committed to Gecko while WebKit popularity is increasing. As WebKit has been adopted by more browsers, Ryan writes, “some technology enthusiasts are beginning to wonder if the days are numbered for Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine.” This is not at all the case, however, and “those who understand the differences between the two rendering engines and have an appreciation of Gecko’s technical strengths recognize that there is no basis for speculation about the possibility of Mozilla adopting [WebKit] for future versions of Firefox.” In the article, Ryan discusses WebKit’s strengths, why Apple opted for WebKit over Gecko in 2003, how Gecko has evolved and improved since, why Gecko is preferred by a host of third-party developers, and more.
In writing the article, Ryan spoke with Mike Shaver, Mozilla’s VP of Engineering. “Although [Shaver] respects the technical achievements of WebKit, he believes that the WebKit development model and fragmentation in the WebKit ecosystem would create serious challenges that make it unsuitable for Firefox.” Shaver goes into much more detail in the article, which you can find over on the Ars Technica site.