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水曜日, 5月 09, 2007

「われわれはフランケンシュタインではない」--モジラのCEOが語る

日本語ソース

Mozilla Foundationは、オープンソース開発の世界のさまざまな要素をやみくもにかき集めた「フランケンシュタイン」ではないと、同団体の最高経営責任者(CEO)のMitchell Baker氏が今週語った。

Baker氏は、オーストラリアのシドニーで開催された国際情報通信見本市CeBit Australia 2007で講演した。同氏は、オープンソースベンダーはある特別な目的のためにその場しのぎで設立された組織であるとの認識に対して異議を唱えた。また、セキュリティ問題についても触れ、2006年にMicrosoftのInternet Explorer(IE)が攻撃に対して無防備な状態に置かれた期間は285日間だったのに対し、Firefoxはわずか9日間だったと指摘した。

またBaker氏は、ZDNet Australiaが行ったインタビューの中で、Microsoftと、同社のコラボレーションの定義について批判した。

「Microsoftは、『コラボレーション』をカレンダーと電子メールの統合を意味する言葉として定義付けているが、『コラボレーション』ほど重要な単語あるいはコンセプトに対するMicrosoftのそのような定義付けを認めるべきではない。コラボレーションは、特にウェブ上で活動する膨大な数の人々にとっては、他に多くの意味を持っている」(Baker氏)

Baker氏は、Mozilla Foundationの創設とFirefoxウェブブラウザの開発こそ、コラボレーションによって生み出せるものの端的な例と考えているという。

Baker氏は、電子メールとカレンダーの統合について否定的な見解は述べなかったものの、Mozillaやその他のオープンソースプロジェクトが実証しているコラボレーションのレベルに比べれば、それら2つのソフトウェアの相互作用は見劣りすると指摘した。

またBaker氏は、ブラウザ分野における競争の激化を認めた。同氏によると、MicrosoftはFirefoxに注目しており、「ブラウザへの投資を再開している」という。

Baker氏は、「IEにわれわれ(のFirefox)にはない素晴らしい機能が少なくとも1つは搭載されることは間違いない。その点は前提として受け入れなければならないだろう」と述べた上で、次のように続けた。「大半の人々がFirefoxを気に入り、信頼している。その理由は、われわれのFirefoxの開発方法にある。われわれは、隠し事は一切ない。われわれは、自分たちの過ちを隠すことはできない。なぜなら、過ちはすべて公開されているからだ」

日本語ソースから英文へ翻訳

Mozilla Foundation gathered the various elements of the world of opening source development thoughtlessly, unless “Frankenstein” is, the highest management patsy of the same group (CEO) Mitchell Baker this week talked.

Baker lectured in the international information communication trade fair CeBit Australia 2007 which is held in the Australian Sydney. As for the same person, as for the open source vendor when it is the organization which is established special intended because of a certain with those place ridges on the side of a sword, objection was advocated vis-a-vis recognition. In addition, concerning security problem it touched, Internet Explorer of Microsoft (IE) the period when it is placed in defenseless state vis-a-vis attack as for Firefox it pointed out in 2006 vis-a-vis being 285 days, that it was only 9 days.

In addition Baker in the interview to which ZDNet Australia does, criticized concerning the definition of the collaboration of Microsoft and the same company.

“Microsoft 'has defined collaboration' as the word which means the integration of the calendar and E-mail, but 'that kind of definition of Microsoft for collaboration' extent important word or concept should not be recognized. Collaboration has many meanings in other things for people of an enormous quantity which is active on the especially web,”, (Baker)

As for Baker, very the establishment of Mozilla Foundation and development of the Firefox web browser, you say that you think direct example of those which can be produced with collaboration.

If as for Baker, although you did not express, you compared negative opinion to the level of the collaboration which Mozilla and other open source projects have proven concerning E-mail and the integration of the calendar, it pointed out the interaction of those two software that it compares unfavorably.

In addition as for Baker, intensification of the competition in browser field was recognized. According to the same person, we observe Microsoft to Firefox, “reopen the investment to the browser” that you say.

As for the splendid function where Baker us (Firefox) is not “in IE being loaded as for one at least you are not wrong. That, after expressing as follows it continued, at this point in time you must accept as prerequisite”. “The most people favorite, have relied on Firefox. As for the reason, there is the development method of our Firefox. As for us, as for secret altogether it is not. As for us, it is not possible to hide your own error. Because because, error is released entirely”

英文ソース

The Mozilla Foundation is no "Frankenstein," haphazardly thrown together in open-source development, CEO Mitchell Baker said this week.

Baker, speaking at CeBit Australia 2007 in Sydney, also challenged the perception that open-source vendors are just ad hoc organizations and took the chance to bang the security message home, claiming that Microsoft's Internet Explorer was vulnerable to attack for 285 days last year, compared with just 9 days for Firefox.

In a separate interview with ZDNet Australia, Baker took a swipe at Microsoft and the software giant's definition of collaboration.

"I don't think you should let a word or concept as important as 'collaboration' be defined by Microsoft to mean calendar and e-mail integration. Collaboration, especially for millions of people on the Web is about many other things," she said.

Baker said she believes that the creation of the Mozilla Foundation and the Firefox Web browser are living examples of what collaboration can produce.

While she wasn't dismissive of e-mail and calendar integration, Baker said the level of collaboration that Mozilla and other open-source projects demonstrate dwarf the interaction between those two pieces of software.

The Mozilla CEO also acknowledged that competition is heating up in the browser space. According to Baker, Microsoft is taking notice of Firefox and "is back investing in the browser".

"It is very clear that IE will have a least one nice feature that we don't. That I think we should take as a given," she said. "Most people like Firefox and they trust Firefox, and that is because of the way we build it. We don't have anything to hide behind. We can't hide behind our mistakes because they are all out there in the public," she added.

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