Mozilla announces layoffs

I really mean it when I say my heart broke today:

But you know what, I get it, and I’m not mad. Or worried, even. I would gladly pay for their products and services because I want companies like them to stick around for the rest of my life. And I know it takes money to support and keep just the right type and amount of staff that can create products that people are willing to pay for. No doubt they’ll find a way to make sure people who can’t pay can still have access, without strings attached.

They’re one of the handful of companies I have a crush on in the industry. This news was saddening, but it is better than slow-dancing in a burning room. I hope this pruning bears fruit, both for Mozilla and the affected employees as well.