Mozilla is teasing a product called “Firefox Ad-free”, which then - surprise - doesnt exist and leads to some feedback forms instead:
Apparently the idea is to have a paid premium subscription (the teaser price is 4,99$/month) which gives you ad-free access to select websites and also makes Mozilla less financially dependent from the likes of Google.
I think the idea is not bad, but I don’t trust Mozilla enough to expect they could get this right. They would have to partner with literally thousands of websites to make this offer interesting, and 4,99/month is probably way too low. There are websites out there which charge that much or more than that just for their own content alone.
Also I’m all for having a well-funded entity which maintains a good free, open source, secure, safe, privacy-aware browser - but in my book Mozilla is not that entity anymore. Many crappy decisions they’ve made had nothing to do with money.