[Foundation-l] Firefox and its 52m budget

Joe Szilagyi szilagyi at gmail.com
Tue May 22 18:39:24 UTC 2007

On 5/22/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> Multiple since it makes it easy to run multiple accounts. I'm liking
> the current generation of sea monkey (although it does tend to try and
> claim wikipedia isn't a word). And of course I'm hearing good things
> about opera although my version is hopelessly outdated now.

Seamonkey ironically is another free product of the Mozilla Foundation (who
makes Firefox). I suppose we could just do a Mozilla link, rather than a
Firefox one, but that's neither here nor there yet. The question is, "Is
something like this with another non-profit a good idea?"

In the short term. What you do when a second rate browser offers you
> twice the cash?

If the theoretical deal with the Moz Foundation is non-exclusive, review it.
Is the new offer another non-profit non-commercial project that is not
incompatible with Wikipedia goals? Keep in mind that there aren't exactly
many big free open-source non-commercial non-profits that are

1) seriously high profile (Wikipedia, Firefox, and...?)
2) Flush with cash (Firefox, and...?).

This scenario is highly, highly unlikely. Firefox/Moz Foundation to my
knowledge is the only such possible partner.


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