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Mozilla earned $78.6 million in 2008
« on: Nov 20, 2009, 06:37 PM »
Two students created an open source graphical web browser, known as NCSA Mosaic.  They published it via FTP in November of 1993 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.  Code from Mosaic went on to become MSIE, one of the most problematic and disliked tools of our time.  That same code base went on to become Netscape, then Mozilla, then Firefox. 

Now Mozilla is still open source, but the difference between now and then is that last year, in 2008, Mozilla earned $78.6 million USD

Looking at the company's expenditures, we can see an enormous investment in manpower.  Look for growth.  It has already gone on to become one of the foremost leading marketing companies globally, recognized and admired, but more to come. 

This week, US President Barrack Obama stated that access to information is a right.  Mozilla enables that by using open standards top to bottom, and by being Free (as in Freedom) Software. 

That's how to make money. 

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Mozilla earned $78.6 million in 2008
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Re: Mozilla earned $78.6 million in 2008
« Reply #1 on: Nov 20, 2009, 06:50 PM »
Thank you for this vital information. It is a stimulus that will drive existing and to-be entrepreneur not be discouraged with failure. As failure should not be seen as barrier but a fresh stimulus to forge ahead in life. Trials abound innovation!

This also relay the importance of open source to upcoming entrepreneurs. The policy of use without pay, is indeed a positive indication for making money without any legal bottleneck.

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Coderush
« Reply #2 on: Nov 20, 2009, 10:06 PM »
There was one setback where things looked grim.  That was when a competitor was shown willing to break the law severely in order to hurt the market.  It was won in court and went on to build Mozilla.  The movie Coderush covers some of the crucial times.

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Coderush - The Film
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2009, 01:04 AM »
The Film

<a href="http://blip.tv/play/AYGM2W+YvFE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://blip.tv/play/AYGM2W+YvFE</a>

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Coderush - The Film
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2009, 01:04 AM »