I just saw an article by Ryan Paul on the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft sending a cake to the Firefox 3 team at http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.ars/2008/06/17/the-cake-is-a-lie-ie-team-bakes-a-treat-for-mozilla
“In honor of today’s Firefox 3 release, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team gave a cake to Mozilla. The tasty treat, which prominently displays IE’s blue “e” icon, just arrived here at Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View.”
“The cake congratulates Mozilla on shipping Firefox 3 and expresses love from the IE team. Microsoft’s IE developers also sent a cake to Mozilla in 2006 following the release of Firefox 2, so this is clearly becoming a tradition.”
Over the years I have seen many such things happen like this. They always make me smile. It reminds us all what a small world we live in. The article goes on to say “Closer cooperation between Microsoft and Mozilla on standards and web innovation would be a big win for everyone.”.
If you enjoyed that article check out http://www.arcanology.com/2008/06/17/ie-sends-mozilla-a-new-cake-for-firefox-3/ There are a few more pictures you might enjoy, plus see a few more faces behind Firefox 3.
Posted by Michael Corey