After a strange silence on the news that last month reported about European Commission's findings that Microsoft's of IE to Windows â€œharms competition between web browsers, undermines product innovation and ultimately reduces consumer choiceâ€, Mozilla Corporation at last stepped to the stage and joined European antitrust watchdogs' grumbles.
Last week Mozilla's chairwoman and former CEO Mitchell Baker posted a blog in which she expressed her sustaining last month's preliminary findings by the European Commission. Baker stated that there is â€œnot the single smallest iota of doubtâ€ in the correctness of the EC's position towards Microsoft. In January European Union's executive body announced that it gave Microsoft eight weeks to respond to its findings obtained during a year-long investigation it launched after complaints from rival browser maker Opera.
Baker noted that an effective measure would be very favorable while â€˜a poorly constructed remedy' can result in adverse effects. She said while Microsoft's browser supremacy had been halted by the rise of Firefox, Mozilla's product remains just â€˜a single anomaly' which cannot be considered as a significant achievement as long as it proves that there are no opportunities for others to create healthy, competitive, or innovative systems.