We already knew that the main browsers on the market tended to inspire each other. Everyone seems to play the game we put together the best software. But there are times when the border between inspiration and plagiarism is far too vague. So the designers of the Canadian firm MetaLab accuse the developers of the Mozilla Foundation have simply stolen their work.
The agency Metalab was particularly chosen to design the GUI of Songbird, the website of Harvard University or that of MTV. The team of Mr. Wilkinson has also helped develop ten iPhone applications. On the blog of Mozilla Labs, the developer Chris Beard published his apology saying: "Although our plans for the graphical interface does not include these elements, we integrated the first concepts inadvertently in our ticket and our video presentation . Since the images of these concepts have been removed from the site.
This is not the first time we observed this kind of practice. In December the startup Plurk China had accused Microsoft of stealing its interface to the board within a service called MSN Club.