Discussion in 'Green Room' started by mooo, Apr 5, 2005.
i remember hearing that mozilla was owned by netscape is that true?
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.
Here's your answer: http://www.mozilla.org/about/
More specifically the following Quote:
And for more useless facts "Mozilla" was the code name under Netscape what is now known as "Gecko" under MoFo.
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!!
So what if they make money? As long as I'm not paying for it I still love it!
Yep. They can make $ but are not in the business to make $. 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.
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?
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.
Maybe I shouldn't have said anything :dead:
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.
Hmmmmmm... Why make millions when you can make
*Dr. Evil laugh* Muahahahahahaaha!
Meh... Why make billions when you can have MINIONS to do it for you! *even louder evil laugh*