No Mozilla is only in control of the implementation branded as Mozilla,
Yes. that would be "Mozilla Firefox", the project I explicitly referred to.
... ironically through copyright/trademark laws.
Ironically? How so?
... anyone is free to fork the product and potentially completely remove any control Mozilla has by simply doing a better job at building the browser
Yes. Which would then be a different project
Its a question of good governance. Give it freedom but yet maintain direction. Not an easy balance to get right as companies like Oracle are slowly learning. How much control would Apple want to exert? My guess is a lot.
Why bother crying and begging them to allow you to strengthen their products? If you want to work on Swift then send your resume to Apple.
Named after a local traditional style of sailing vessel, not a reference to the US slang term for a prostitute. Obviously.
Asking that on slashdot is asking for trouble.
Population of USA: 313.9 million
Awww, swing and a miss kid.
Quit trying to make it look like they are just Random Legislation Generators who are in fact good at their job.
Your priorities are fucked.You do good war and spying though, I'll give you that.