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Most of the 40 or so people who worked for the Mozilla Foundation will become employees at the corporation; the foundation will be left with just three staff. The volunteers and commercial groups that contribute to the project will not see any change in the way Mozilla code is developed, according to the group...
"It's not the case that someone is taking Firefox and making a lot of money," he [Tristan Nitot, Mozilla spokesman] said. "The revenue we have made is almost accidental, it was not initially expected but it happened, so we needed to evolve the legal structure and fiscal structure to reflect this."
Don't get me wrong , I have no problem with this group becoming a company or even going public.
It's just the anti-capitalist, anti-microsoft supporters of Mozilla / firefox that get me mad. In fact i'm jubilating to see Mozilla taking the usual path ^^.
And what is your problem if they want to keep it free? Just because you are in this for the pursuit of money does not mean everyone else is. As stunning as it may sound, there are people working on FireFox because they want a stable and extensible free browser that isnt riddled with ActiveX problems.
And remember, FireFox itself was basically a branch off of the main Seamonkey project.
The only potential problem I see is with Mozilla has nothing to do with the Mozilla Corporation; it's their close-and-getting-closer relationship with Google. I would not want to see Mozilla get absorbed by "the Big G," which could happen whether they are a corporation, a foundation, or just a bunch of individuals.