More from the NYT Mozilla article; hardly an objective, outside observer, however; e.g., see this BusinessWeek article.
To an outside observer like Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia who focuses on the Internet, the alliance still makes a lot of sense.
“We’re living in a cold war between open and closed systems, and Google is happy to lend support to entities that it sees as allies,” he said.
While acknowledging that he does not know the secret terms of their contract, he said, by way of analogy, “No one is surprised that Turkey would get aid from the U.S. during the cold war.”
Will Success, or All That Money From Google, Spoil Firefox? - New York Times
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