Open-source software development initiative Mozilla said it is in informal talks with mobile operators about its free Mobile Firefox browser. At present, Mozilla plans to release mobile browsers for the Linux and Windows Mobile operating systems, with five full-time engineers at work on the project. In an interview with InfoWorld, Mozilla VP of engineering Mike Schroepfer said some operators are threatened by the introduction of a free mobile browser, citing concerns it may diminish their control over the user experience. "Mozilla's mission is to break open a closed market," Schroepfer said. "It won't happen overnight." Christian Sejersen, who heads up Mozilla's mobile engineering group, added Mozilla is relying on operators to contribute to the development of mobile Firefox in much the same way the open-source community lends assistance to improve its desktop browser.
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