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“Mozilla Foundation Gives Birth”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2005 3:31:57 PM Replies: 0
   
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The Mozilla Foundation announced today that it's giving birth to a brand new baby... capitalist! The Mozilla Corporation will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the Foundation.

On August 3rd, 2005, the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit public benefit software development organization, launched a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. The Mozilla Corporation is a taxable subsidiary that serves the non-profit, public benefit goals of its parent, the Mozilla Foundation, and will be responsible for product development, marketing and distribution of Mozilla products.

Apparently they're making too much money -- somehow -- to honestly call themselves "non-profit." I don't really understand that, but I don't know all the rules of non-profithood.

Anyway, there's a major shakeup happening at Mozilla. The software will still be free and open source, so this doesn't really affect the users at all. In fact, I'm not sure it really affects much of anything, except that everybody's talking about it.

You can read a lot more about this at MozillaZine. Most of the stories on Planet Mozilla, for the moment, are related to this news, too.


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