In a talk at CeBit Australia 2007 in Sydney, (Mitchell) Baker spoke about how collaboration has made the success of Firefox possible. "I don't think you should let a word or concept as important as 'collaboration' be defined by Microsoft to mean calendar and e-mail integration," Baker said. "Collaboration, especially for millions of people on the Web, is about many other things."
The Mozilla CEO tried to dismiss the idea that open-source collaboration resulted in a haphazard "Frankenstein-like" monster of a program, but that the development model instead created a product that people trust. "We don't have anything to hide behind. We can't hide behind our mistakes because they are all out there in the public," she added.