Mozilla earning millions with Firefox

Posted on Saturday, Mar 11 2006 @ 22:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Internet News writes Mozilla is earning millions of dollars with its free Firefox browser, thanks to deals with Google:
Thanks to Google, Mozilla is raking in millions of dollars of revenue, which is used to pay the employees of the recently formed Mozilla Corporation and fund project and infrastructure development.

Google, which makes its share of philanthropic and open source donations, also directly employs a few Firefox developers, including lead developer Ben Goodger.

Google isn't just paying Mozilla "millions" out of the kindness of its heart. It's more so based on the same basic principle which it pays other partners and affiliates, namely search.
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