Firefox has come a long way since its debut in 2004, from the introduction of tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking in early builds to more recent features such as improved page rendering and anti-phishing protection in its latest 3.0 incarnation. Its adoption has grown steadily since inception, mostly at the expense of Internet Explorer, and now holds approximately 16% global usage share of web browsers.

Just before the launch of Firefox 3 in June, Wired sat down with Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly to talk about future plans for the browser. They’ve just recently posted the interview where they mention a couple of things worth noting, such as Lilly’s views on competition from Apple in both the desktop and mobile fronts as well as Mozilla’s dependence on advertising revenue from Google. Check out the full interview here.