[sf-lug] Free software talk

Steve M Bibayoff bibayoff at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 12:53:17 PST 2008


On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Q:  Is Firefox done by a company?
> A:  Firefox is published by the Mozilla Foundation, which pays the
> salaries of some Firefox programmers, and by outside programmers who are
> not on Mozilla Foundation's staff.  It is a figurative great-grandchild
> of Netscape Corporation's browser code re-released as free software in
> March 1998.

I'm somewhat murky on the details/implementation, but I believe the
Mozilla Foundation did start a for profit subsidiary company, the
Mozilla Corporation, to be in charge of developing Firefox, etc. More
info here:


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