Mozilla sends Microsoft a cake for shipping IE10

first_imgWhile end users can get very passionate about the software they use, typically in online forums or comment threads, the development teams working on competing software are generally friendly with each other. There’s no better example of this than the developers working on the Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers.Back when Firefox was first released the IE team sent the Mozilla development team a cake to congratulate them. The cake deliveries continued for subsequent releases until Mozilla upped the release schedule to weeks rather than months and years. At that point cupcakes were sent instead.IE releases happen at a much slower pace than Firefox now, but last week with the release of Windows 8 the IE team also shipped Internet Explorer 10.With such a significant release, the Firefox dev team decided to return the favor and sent Microsoft a cake. As you can see, it carried a Firefox logo, congratulations message, and love from Mozilla. It was delivered by Mozilla software engineer Matt Brubeck and had completely disappeared less than 30 minutes after arriving.Firefox users will be happy to hear the team didn’t waste valuable development time making the cake themselves. Instead, they turned to the professionals at Baked Custom Cakes to do the hard work for them and ensure that logo was perfect.With Firefox for Windows 8 expected to see a release very soon (read our hands-on with the nightly build version), I wouldn’t be surprised to see a return cake making its way to Mozilla’s offices before too long.via Matt Brubeck’s bloglast_img read more