Small-minded Mozilla?

Being the Mozilla fan I am, I was really surprised to see this article on The Register’s site titled "Small-minded Mozilla mocked by wider world".

An exuberant Mozilla Foundation has been brought back down to earth with a bang by the world’s internet organisations.

Flushed with the success of its Firefox browser, the Foundation has

clearly come to believe it is an important voice in the internet

community. But following a hasty decision regarding the resolving of

Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs), it has been publicly criticised

by the groups representing domain registries in both Europe and Asia,

as well as the US-based internet overseeing organisation ICANN.

I hope this is not the beginning of a slightly arrogant streak!

Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

  1. I'd like to believe it isn't a sign of the beginning of a downhill slide, but I'm afraid it is: El Reg used to be nasty but funny, but any more they're just nasty, mean, and wrong. Take that article, for instance: they were completely wrong about what was actually released, which was to show punycode by default (http://www.xn--pypal-4ve.com rather than http://www.paypal.com) rather than the original plan of turning off IDNs, their “simplest and clearest example” (borrowed from the CENTR statement they link) is a crock (try typing paypaI.com in your addressbar, and see if it's a good spoof after the uppercase I turns into lowercase), and the “expert solutions” they link at the end consist of being provincial, and telling the registrars to shape up and follow the rules they were supposed to follow all along; exactly what Mozilla and Opera were saying. I'm afraid the Register has just gotten so fond of the sound of their own nasty voice that they don't bother checking facts, they just repeat anything they've heard.

    Oh, did you mean Mozilla's arrogance? That was just a figment of Kieren McCarty's imagination.

  2. I’d like to believe it isn’t a sign of the beginning of a downhill slide, but I’m afraid it is: El Reg used to be nasty but funny, but any more they’re just nasty, mean, and wrong. Take that article, for instance: they were completely wrong about what was actually released, which was to show punycode by default (www.xn--pypal-4ve.com rather than http://www.paypal.com) rather than the original plan of turning off IDNs, their “simplest and clearest example” (borrowed from the CENTR statement they link) is a crock (try typing paypaI.com in your addressbar, and see if it’s a good spoof after the uppercase I turns into lowercase), and the “expert solutions” they link at the end consist of being provincial, and telling the registrars to shape up and follow the rules they were supposed to follow all along; exactly what Mozilla and Opera were saying. I’m afraid the Register has just gotten so fond of the sound of their own nasty voice that they don’t bother checking facts, they just repeat anything they’ve heard.

    Oh, did you mean Mozilla’s arrogance? That was just a figment of Kieren McCarty’s imagination.

  3. I’d like to believe it isn’t a sign of the beginning of a downhill slide, but I’m afraid it is: El Reg used to be nasty but funny, but any more they’re just nasty, mean, and wrong. Take that article, for instance: they were completely wrong about what was actually released, which was to show punycode by default (www.xn--pypal-4ve.com rather than http://www.paypal.com) rather than the original plan of turning off IDNs, their “simplest and clearest example” (borrowed from the CENTR statement they link) is a crock (try typing paypaI.com in your addressbar, and see if it’s a good spoof after the uppercase I turns into lowercase), and the “expert solutions” they link at the end consist of being provincial, and telling the registrars to shape up and follow the rules they were supposed to follow all along; exactly what Mozilla and Opera were saying. I’m afraid the Register has just gotten so fond of the sound of their own nasty voice that they don’t bother checking facts, they just repeat anything they’ve heard.

    Oh, did you mean Mozilla’s arrogance? That was just a figment of Kieren McCarty’s imagination.

  4. I’d like to believe it isn’t a sign of the beginning of a downhill slide, but I’m afraid it is: El Reg used to be nasty but funny, but any more they’re just nasty, mean, and wrong. Take that article, for instance: they were completely wrong about what was actually released, which was to show punycode by default (www.xn--pypal-4ve.com rather than http://www.paypal.com) rather than the original plan of turning off IDNs, their “simplest and clearest example” (borrowed from the CENTR statement they link) is a crock (try typing paypaI.com in your addressbar, and see if it’s a good spoof after the uppercase I turns into lowercase), and the “expert solutions” they link at the end consist of being provincial, and telling the registrars to shape up and follow the rules they were supposed to follow all along; exactly what Mozilla and Opera were saying. I’m afraid the Register has just gotten so fond of the sound of their own nasty voice that they don’t bother checking facts, they just repeat anything they’ve heard.

    Oh, did you mean Mozilla’s arrogance? That was just a figment of Kieren McCarty’s imagination.

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