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Mozilla Grows Up

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The geekosphere was abuzz in March with rumors that Mozilla Foundation took in $72 million from its Firefox open-source web browser last year. “Boy, shove this into Microsoft’s face,” wrote one Digg tech news community commenter. “See what being free can do! It can help you make money!”

Mozilla addressed the rumors, but didn’t get into details. CEO Mitchell Baker narrowed the figure down to “tens of millions of dollars.” Regardless, the open-source project that emerged from the ruins of Netscape in 1998 has come a long way. Firefox now holds approximately 10 percent of the world browser market, removing the lock Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had held onto long after it gave up being near the forefront of browser innovation.

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Frank Hecker from the Mozilla Foundation contacted Theo to inform him that the foundation decided to donate $10,000 USD to the OpenSSH project. Frank mentioned this today in the Mozilla Foundation's status report.

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Yes, that's right. After four and a half years, 445 contributors and 28522 files, we can celebrate Mozilla's eighth birthday by announcing that the relicensing process is complete. All the code in the Mozilla source code repository which makes up Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey and Camino is available under your choice of the MPL, LGPL or GPL.

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