Hundreds of millions of users around the world freely benefit from Mozilla technologies, including Mozilla's open-source Firefox Web browser, but that doesn't mean Mozilla isn't making any money. Mozilla announced its 2012 earnings this week, reporting record revenue of $311 million. That figure is a far cry from where Mozilla started.
Mozilla's open source browser experienced a healthy boost in popularity last week on the back of a new release and security concerns about Microsoft's Internet Explorer.On Friday the Mozilla Foundation released version 3.6 of the popular open source browser and by Monday morning almost 1' million ...
Denelle Dixon-Thayer, senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Mozilla, told eWEEK that the recent incidents have confirmed to Mozilla the importance of a review effort that got started last year. That effort encompasses a full review of Mozilla's practices around data, including the various non-Mozilla projects that Mozilla supports.
Mozilla has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) as a licensee. The unsurprising move reflects Mozilla's long-standing commitment to open source software and support for the Linux platform. It's also yet another high-profile endorsement of the OIN's approach to open intellectual property licensing.
Its logo depicting a wily flame-colored fox encircling the globe suggests that nonprofit Mozilla aims to set the world on fire with every new version of its free, open source Web browser Firefox, released in its fourth incarnation Tuesday.
Here on the first day of 2013, it's already very clear that this year will be a banner year for open source gaming, what with players like Valve and Ouya poised to deliver game platforms based on open source tools.