The Mozilla Corporation

There was an announcement today regarding a reorganization of the Mozilla Foundation. They've stated they're starting a Mozilla Corporation. I suppose in this day of "give the source code away for free and charge for support or a better version", it make sense that Mozilla would do this. On the web page they've dedicated to this issue, they state the corporation will "provide funds to support development, testing, and productization of the various Mozilla open source technologies". It appears the Mozilla Corporation will distribute Firefox and Thunderbird, but still give others the right to distribute Firefox and Thunderbird in accordance with the Mozilla trademark policy. They'll also make money by integrating various search engines into the product. There are no plans to charge for support or for the product. Most of the Mozilla Foundation "employees" (36) will move the new Mozilla Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation will still oversee the Mozilla open source projects.

I have no problem with them doing this, I just hope it doesn't scare off all of the engineers who have volunteered their time to make such great products and I hope they can continue to update it with new and inventive features..
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Curiously google-watch.org do have an issue with this - http://www.scroogle.org/gscrape.html#ffox

Posted by guest on August 11, 2005 at 02:32 AM PDT #

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