mozilla (firefox) ?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by mooo, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    i remember hearing that mozilla was owned by netscape is that true?
     
  2. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    No.

    Alright, to be a bit more descriptive, the code base that Mozilla uses was Netscape's code that they made open-source and the Mozilla Foundation was founded. I don't think Netscape ever "owned" the Mozilla Foundation, though, as that would mean that AOL would own it now, as AOL now owns Netscape. However, as we know, AOL does not own Mozilla.

    Melon
     
  3. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    Here's your answer: http://www.mozilla.org/about/

    More specifically the following Quote:

     
  4. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    And for more useless facts "Mozilla" was the code name under Netscape what is now known as "Gecko" under MoFo. ;)
     
  5. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think that line is a huge deception. I love firefox and have donated before, but people dont realize that non-profit companies still make money, its just not profit. I don't think mozilla is like that but its just a misleading term. You have been warned!!
     
  6. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    So what if they make money? As long as I'm not paying for it I still love it!
     
  7. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Yep. They can make $ but are not in the business to make $. :p Charitys and most big organizations are like that. I'm not sure about MoFo but alot organizations pay the head folks HUGE amounts $ and still are "non-profit". Kind of ironic when only 1/4(+/-) of $ in actually goes to what it's suppose to.
     
  8. sweetlu

    sweetlu Gasoline Rainbow

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    Is it wrong to steal some bread to feed your family? And say you have a big family, is it wrong to steal a whole truck load of bread? And say your family doesn't like bread, say they like cigarettes. And say instead of keeping those cigarettes say they sell them at a tidy profit. Is that wrong?
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    That said, they are no longer a non-profit company.

    They would need to reinvest into the company, donations go to pay whoever works for them, their expenses, and for product development, advertising and such.



     
  10. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Maybe I shouldn't have said anything :dead:
     
  11. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    If your evil you can become a "non-profit" and keep 99% of all funds that come in (making like 100K+ a year) and pay no taxes at all. :)
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hmmmmmm... Why make millions when you can make




    Billions!

    *Dr. Evil laugh* Muahahahahahaaha!
     
  13. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    Meh... Why make billions when you can have MINIONS to do it for you! *even louder evil laugh*