podcast interview and transcript with new Mozilla CEO John Lilly tonight and Lilly has some interesting things to share about the future of the organization. Data Portability, the forthcoming version of Firefox (Firefox 3, available in beta now), mobile Firefox and the Mozilla Weave "cloud computing for the browser" project are among the topics the two discuss.Sean Ammirati posted a 20 minute
A couple of excerpts are below but check out the full audio and transcript at ReadWriteTalk. Sean has an amazing knack for scoring interviews with some of the most interesting people in the industry, the show is definitely worth a subscription.
On the next version of Firefox
John Lilly: Firefox 3 is the killer browser. And I think Ive been using the Beta since Beta 1 and Beta 2 is even better. Even in the Beta, weve surpassed the quality of Firefox 2. So I already encouraged my mom and my grandmother to update their Firefox 3 Beta 2. I thinks its a killer product. It holds up in a lot of new areas.
On Data Portability
Sean Ammirati: The Weave project is interesting. And its something that weve covered a lot at Read/Write Web or a couple of times at least. How does that relate in your mind to the DataPortability.org stuff?
John Lilly: Oh yes, thats a good question. Yes weve talked about that this week. So I suspect that well start to participate in DataPortability.org.Theyve got to start doing something sooner or later. So like doing the actual work there is going to be the key. Of course OAUTH and that kind of stuff weve starting to experiments with. That stuff will be very important for Weave. So I suspect we will start to participate in dataportability.org, but we havent yet.
Listen to their conversation, read the transcript and find relevant links at tonight's installation of ReadWriteTalk.