Tuesday, March 1st 2005

Google Pushing Cash into the Mozilla Foundation

ZDNet has an interesting article in which Gervase Markham of the Mozilla Foundation makes it clear that the deal made with Google is bringing in a substantial amount of cash.

The deal is presumably something along the lines of “You ship Firefox with Google as the default Search Engine and we give you many moneys.” I think it’s great to hear that Mozilla are getting this financial boost, enabling them to hire more staff than would be possible otherwise. At the same time though (as Gerv says in the interview) it’s a balancing act, where it’s important not to get too tied up your commercial partners.

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