Discussion in 'Green Room' started by muzikool, Aug 3, 2005.
Now that's a twist.
Will have to see what comes of it. It could be a very good thing, I hope.
Not too sure what to take from this, will have to wait and see I guess.
I am kind of amazed and perplexed at the same time. Not confused, but just wondering how this is going to work out.
Interesting move for a tax break. Interesting that forming a "commercial" company sector would give one a better tax stance then being a non-profit. I for one would have thought the secound to be better, though I guess with a "commercial" sector you could perhaps write more off as business exspenses?
Its free software... They're paying for this how???
What do you mean?
The article mentions how Monzilla receives financial restitution from Google for having Google as the default homepage, I am wondering myself what else that this "Non-profit" foundation does to pay over thirty employees.
I hope nothing bad comes from this. :s
how can they have employees if the software is free ?? They expect to get donations from everyone ??
The software doesn't appear out of think air, and the web server isn't administered by hamsters. Nearly every organisation needs employees.
None-profits are allowed to make enough money to pay employees, just not enough to be rolling in cash Google/Microsoft style. (That's how I always thought it worked anyway)
I know this. But, where are they getting the money from if it's free. I don't think some billionaire just said to them; "hey, I want to waste some of y money so here is a couple of million dollars". I don't see how they can get anything if it's free .. They have to be getting money from somewhere ..
Now, if it was a college type thing, then yes, they can get funding from the government. But, a non profit organization that has free software is unexplainable ..
The Mozilla Foundation receives a considerable amount of funding and resources from some pretty large organizations like AOL, Sun, RedHat etc.
This is part of the full article:
That is just what I was going to post. They have alot of BIG corporations shelling out money (partly to be nice, partly to possible use their code in the future), as well as all the individuals that send donations.