Mozilla Extends Firefox Enterpise Support to 42 Weeks

Open source browser vendor Mozilla changed its development roadmap this year with a move toward a rapid release cycle for their Firefox browser. Firefox releases now come out every 6 weeks, which has been cause for some concern from enterprise users that cannot keep up with accelerated pace.

In an effort to help meet the needs of the enterprise user community, Mozilla has formed an Enterprise Working Group (EWG) to help find some common ground between the development need for rapid releases and enterprise need for longer cycles of support.

“The faster release cadence gives organizations a shorter period of time to certify and use new releases, and the lack of maintenance on older releases can expose organizations using them to security risks,” Mozilla developer Kev Needham wrote in a mailing list posting.

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Mozilla Pitches Plan for Extended Firefox Support

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