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  • Mozilla's call for cryptocurrency donations angers founder • The Register

    A few days ago, Mozilla Foundation invited netizens on Twitter to send in cryptocurrency donations via a new payment service provider.

    This move by the Firefox browser maker rapidly drew criticism, including that from Jamie Zawinski – who named the Mozilla project and was one of the original Netscape developers.

    You can read the blistering thread here yourself; it gives short shrift to the concept of using cryptocurrencies. Zawinski described the payment processor and digital coins as "planet incinerating."

    "Hi, I'm sure that whoever runs [Mozilla's Twitter] account has no idea who I am, but I founded @mozilla and I'm here to say fuck you and fuck this," Zawinski wrote, adding that "everyone involved in the project should be witheringly ashamed of this decision."

    Billy Markus, who co-created Dogecoin, one of the crypto-coins accepted by Mozilla, observed in response to the general condemnation: "Reading the comments in this thread, as much as I rag on crypto-bros being counterproductive at marketing, the vitriolic, hateful, hyperbolic, hypocritical, sanctimonious whining coming from the anti-crypto people is 1,000x more insufferable than the pro-crypto people."

  • Mozilla looking to improve Twitch playback in Firefox | GamingOnLinux

    Do you love watching Twitch livestreams? I bet there's plenty amongst our readers! Well, it seems Mozilla are looking into making it better with Firefox.

    Writing on Reddit, jrmuizel a Gfx team Engineer at Mozilla said: "Over the past while, I've noticed quite a few reports of people complaining that Twitch has worse performance in Firefox vs Chrome/Edge. I'm hoping to spend some more time on fixing this over the next little while and am looking for more specifics on how and when it's worse for people.

Mozilla pauses donations using cryptocurrencies after community

  • Mozilla pauses donations using cryptocurrencies after community fallout

    The Mozilla Foundation faced community disapproval after previously indicating that it will allow people to donate using various cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Dogecoin through BitPay.

    The foundation takes pride in its non-profit status and its commitment to privacy. However, the organisation was scolded by the founder of Mozilla, Jamie Zawinski, who uncandidly expressed his grave distaste for the donation policy by bashing the ‘decision to partner with planet-incinerating Ponzi grifters’.

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