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The Mozilla Corporation shipped Firefox 5 this week, almost exactly three months after it shipped Firefox 4.
Does that seem like an insane tempo? Ha! Fasten your seatbelts, because Mozilla plans to ship Firefox 6 in exactly six weeks, with Firefox 7 six weeks after that, and Firefox 8 … well, you get the idea. Not coincidentally, that release schedule perfectly matches up with browser archrival Google Chrome.
At that pace, in June 2014, a mere three years from now, Firefox will be on version 29.
If you’d prefer to opt out of that breakneck development cycle, Mozilla has some guidance for you: Fuggedaboutit.
Remarkably, that is Mozilla’s direct, uncensored response to its corporate partners.