[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
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