We have known for a long time the close relationship between Mozilla and the Pocket reading service. So much so that for several versions, Firefox incorporates Pocket natively. This has been a problem for many fans of free software and free licenses, licenses that many files on this service did not comply with. But it seems that this will no longer be a problem.
As reported by the Mozilla Foundation itself, Pocket and his company have been bought by the Mozilla Foundation. For a price that we do not know yet, but it already belongs to Mozilla.
At the moment, according to words of the Mozilla Foundation, the company Pocket will remain independent And although it will be a subsidiary of Mozilla, it will have nothing to do with the rest of Mozilla's products. Later, Mozilla has confirmed that the service will enter the Open Source platform you are creating, that is, it will be free and open source.
Pocket will remain independent although it will end up being like Firefox
Today Pocket has more than 10 million active users and more than 30 million saved readings. In addition to Mozilla Firefox, this reading save service is compatible with various mobile platforms and with web browsers such as Chrome, Vivaldi or Firefox forks. In other words, this change in its development as well as this purchase will affect more than one platform and more than one user who uses both Pocket and Free Software.
Regrettably we don't know when Pocket will be Free software, something that is more important than the amount of money Mozilla has paid for it. However, everything indicates that before the end of the year we will have the integration of this new service for saving readings and web pages in the Foundation. However Will Pocket's future be better with Mozilla or will it have the same future as other Foundation products? What do you think?