weeks - 4:04 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I agree with all that is said here.
It was likely a fun chat. Mozilla likely knows exactly how much traffic Firefox is sending to Google, and they likely have a very good idea of how much it is worth to Google. And you know Google has the exact number. So, the only discussion was, "How much do we lose from not being the default?" I wonder if Google's guys said, like every webmaster hears from their clients, "We just can't afford to pay more than x." Think they said that?
Meanwhile....ya gotta admire Apple keeping Safari or only browsers willing to pay for the honor (using Safari as the base) on their iPad. Ol' Safari's share of the user market, while still small, has almost tripled in the last three years.