Can Mozilla's Boot to Gecko be more open and hassle-free than iOS, Android?

Mozilla stepped into the spotlight last month when it announced its first ecosystem partners for its HTML5-based mobile operating system, Boot to Gecko. But, there are still many unanswered questions, such as how apps in the Mozilla Marketplace will be discovered and how revenue will be split with developers. Despite the concerns, the platform could appeal to developers because it will use the Web to enable HTML5 apps while also providing access to core device APIs. The platform also promises to provide a more open development and business environment than Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, while reducing development hassles and costs. The platform has the support of the likes of Adobe, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Telefónica, but will it take off? Special report