When Microsoft announced it would scrap Edge's EdgeHTML rendering engine for Chromium in December, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard was quick to call it a horrible idea that gave Google more power, reducing competition and choice. Microsoft Program Manager Kenneth Auchenberg has now chimed in with what he believes is the harsh reality: “The web is dominated by Chromium, if they really *cared* about the web they would be contributing instead of building a parallel universe that's used by less than 5%?” If Chromium had near-monopoly market share, developers would only need to build their sites and apps to work with Chromium, he said, projecting a return to the pre-Firefox 2000s when Microsoft's Internet Explorer had a monopoly on browsers. Few people agreed with Auchenberg, including engineers from both Mozilla and Chromium. Long-serving Mozillian Asa Dotzler was not impressed. "Just because your employer gave up on its own people and technology doesn't mean that others should follow," Dotzler replied to Auchenberg.