Mozilla CEO talks Firefox OS release details, app ecosystems and carrier bloatware

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Mozilla CEO talks openness, app ecosystems and carrier bloatware

Gary Kovacs, (current) CEO of Mozilla, just took the stage here at D:Dive Into Mobile 2013 in New York City. It’s apt to be his last major stage appearance before stepping aside in order to “go back to his roots,” as described here, and hosts Ina Fried and Walt Mossberg were on hand to grill him on ongoing developments before he heads for other pastures. To start, Walt asked why the browser needed to be the operating system on a phone. Kovacs’ reply?

“The browser doesn’t need to be the operating system; it needs to incorporate the web. Such that discovery is easy, such that multiple stores can be accessed from the device — so we aren’t locked in, or generally encouraged to be locked within a single ecosystem.”

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