[Foundation-l] Firefox and its 52m budget

geni geniice at gmail.com
Tue May 22 18:48:03 UTC 2007

On 5/22/07, Joe Szilagyi <szilagyi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Seamonkey ironically is another free product of the Mozilla Foundation (who
> makes Firefox).

I know.

>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?"

Firefox has that relationship with Mozilla Corp.

>> 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.

IBM write an open source browser (or purchase opera) and offer you a
significant chunk of cash to link to it. What do you do?


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