Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Firefox Browser Maker Opts for 'For-Profit' Status


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 KoanYorel

KoanYorel

    Bleepin' Conundrum


  • Members
  • 19,461 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:65 miles due East of the "Logic Free Zone", in Md, USA
  • Local time:07:22 AM

Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:48 PM

According to Mozilla, for the time being at least, others may distribute Firefox and Thunderbird under the current licensing terms. The new company plans to continue to work with the open-source software community, hoping outside developers will still test the software, report and fix bugs, and tout the use of the software....idealism... is giving way this week to financial realism... ...launching a for-profit subsidiary, the Mozilla Corp., to develop, market and distribute Mozilla products. By Gene J. Koprowski www.LinuxInsider.com Part of the ECT News Network 08/03/05 1:09 PM PT
The only easy day was yesterday.

...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 jgweed

jgweed

  • Members
  • 28,473 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:06:22 AM

Posted 06 August 2005 - 09:38 PM

This seems to be more a legal move than anything else, to allow Mozilla to handle some of their income sources properly. The new corporation will be wholly owned by Mozilla org, and the new subsidiary will house the same folks that were at Mozilla.org.
Regards,
John

See the article in Forbes that helps explain why they are doing this:

http://www.forbes.com/2005/08/03/mozilla-f...illa_print.html

The Mozilla press release is here:

http://www.mozilla.org/press/mozilla-2005-08-03.html

Edited by jgweed, 07 August 2005 - 12:19 AM.

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#3 KoanYorel

KoanYorel

    Bleepin' Conundrum

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 19,461 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:65 miles due East of the "Logic Free Zone", in Md, USA
  • Local time:07:22 AM

Posted 06 August 2005 - 10:01 PM

Good point jgweed!

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
The only easy day was yesterday.

...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users