consumerreports.org - Send evaluation copies of Firefox and other Mozilla projects to Consumer Reports

RESOLVED INVALID

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Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
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minor
RESOLVED INVALID
12 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: lars noodén, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Consumer Reports seems to be limiting its evaluations to Microsoft products and the occasional no-name, unheard of crippleware, giving the expected result.  The computer security articles have similiar problems and imply that all other products are as insecure as MS'.  

Maybe this imbalance can be improved by sending evaluation copies of each of Mozilla projects tools that have passed the 1.0 stage: Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey.

Marketshare of over 10% ought to be enough to warrant inclusion in the evaluations.

Reproducible: Always



Expected Results:  
Inclusion of Mozilla tools in the Consumer Reports evaluations.
CR stop blaming markets share for MS' security woes.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

12 years ago
See also
  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=309604

Comment 2

12 years ago
I'm afraid this is surely down to Consumer Reports.  They can hardly have missed the existence of Firefox or Thunderbird.  It is also not as thought they cannot download them, either.
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Comment 3

12 years ago
Yes such things are mostly up to those writing the reviews.

However, sometimes it helps to remind reviewers of a new release.  In the 'old days' it was also common for vendors to send samples to columnists and reviewers.  Sending a copy would let them know that it exists, if they don't, and unlikely to be able to claim oversight.  

Comment 4

12 years ago
Moving this to Tech Evangelism
Component: General → English US
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
Summary: Send evaluation copies of Firefox and other Mozilla projects to Consumer Reports → consumerreports.org - Send evaluation copies of Firefox and other Mozilla projects to Consumer Reports

Updated

12 years ago
Assignee: nobody → english-us
QA Contact: general → english-us

Comment 5

10 years ago
cc'ing pkim on this one since he was the point man for PR in the other one.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I hope nobody minds me closing this..
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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