Our magazine has been cast into outer darkness by Mozilla, following an opinion piece by Andrew Thomas that has attracted the ire of the inner councils at the organization.
In a missive to TG Daily, a representative said: “Mozilla has decided to remove TG Daily from further outreach.”
Outreach is an interesting word – it makes it seems as though Mozilla is imbued with missionary zeal ready to convert us hack savages to the only true and right cause.
Now, actually I am a Mozilla browser user, I’m perfectly happy with it and refuse to get involved in religious wars about a bit of software. Andrew Thomas’ piece was opinion – clearly labelled. Andrew has opinions about a lot of things, we labelled his stuff at the INQUIRER as the “Voice of Reason”, simply because he can be very very unreasonable.
But we defend his right to have a point of view right to the hilt. His piece, though controversial, was his opinion. A magazine, to be interesting, needs a mixture of news, reviews, features, and opinions.
We hope Mozilla sees that. Andrew’s opinion piece is here.