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Encyclopedia > Mozilla Corporation
Mozilla Corporation
Type Private
Founded Mountain View, California (2005)
Headquarters Mountain View, CA, USA
Key people John Lilly, CEO
Products Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Thunderbird
more...
Employees 100+
Website mozilla.com
The Mountain View office shared by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation
The Mountain View office shared by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation

The Mozilla Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates and integrates the development of Internet-related applications such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client by the growing global community of open-source developers, only some of whom are employed by the corporation itself. The corporation also distributes and promotes these products. Unlike the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, the Mozilla Corporation is a taxable entity. In contrast to most commercial organizations, the Mozilla Corporation is not motivated by a desire for profit,[citation needed] reinvesting all profits back into the Mozilla projects.[citation needed] The Mozilla Corporation aims to work towards the Mozilla Foundation's public benefit goals of "preserving choice and innovation on the Internet."[citation needed] A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... John Lilly can refer to: John Lyly, Lilly or Lylie, (c. ... Firefox redirects here. ... Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. ... The following is a list of Mozilla Foundation products. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 4. ... The Mountain View office shared by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation The Mozilla Foundation (abbreviated MF or MoFo) is a non-profit organization that exists to support and provide leadership for the open source Mozilla project. ... Application software is a subclass of computer software that employs the capabilities of a computer directly and thoroughly to a task that the user wishes to perform. ... Firefox redirects here. ... An example of a Web browser (Mozilla Firefox) A web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. ... Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. ... An email client (or mail user agent [MUA]) is a computer program that is used to read and send e-mail. ... A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. ... “Taxes” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


As explained in a MozillaZine article: "The Mozilla Foundation will ultimately control the activities of the Mozilla Corporation and will retain its 100 percent ownership of the new subsidiary. Any profits made by the Mozilla Corporation will be invested back into the Mozilla project. There will be no shareholders, no stock options will be issued and no dividends will be paid. The Mozilla Corporation will not be floating on the stock market and it will be impossible for any company to take over or buy a stake in the subsidiary. The Mozilla Foundation will continue to own the Mozilla trademarks and other intellectual property and will license them to the Mozilla Corporation. The Foundation will also continue to govern the source code repository and control who is allowed to check in."

Contents

Establishment

The Mozilla Corporation was established on August 3, 2005 to handle the revenue-related operations of the Mozilla Foundation. As a non-profit, the Mozilla Foundation is limited in terms of the types and amounts of revenue. The Mozilla Corporation, as a taxable organization (essentially, a commercial operation), does not have to comply with such strict rules. Upon its creation, the Mozilla Corporation took over several areas from the Mozilla Foundation, including coordination and integration of the development of Firefox and Thunderbird (by the global free software community) and the management of relationships with businesses. is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... // The free software community is also called the open source community or the Linux community. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ...


With the creation of the Mozilla Corporation, the rest of the Mozilla Foundation narrowed its focus to concentrate on the Mozilla project's governance and policy issues. In November 2005, with the release of Mozilla Firefox 1.5, the Mozilla Corporation's website at mozilla.com was unveiled as the new home of the Firefox and Thunderbird products online.


Notable events

Firefox (category)
Mozilla

FoundationCorporation Firefox redirects here. ... Mozilla was the official, public, original name of Mozilla Application Suite by the Mozilla Foundation, nowadays called SeaMonkey suite. ... The Mountain View office shared by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation The Mozilla Foundation (abbreviated MF or MoFo) is a non-profit organization that exists to support and provide leadership for the open source Mozilla project. ...

Community / Customization

FeaturesExtensions (category)
Spread FirefoxAdoptionFiremonger
The features of Mozilla Firefox distinguish it from other web browsers such as Internet Explorer. ... This is a list of some of the many available Firefox extensions, software add-ons designed for Mozilla Firefox based web browsers. ... Firefox redirects here. ... Since its initial release in 2004, market adoption of Mozilla Firefox has increased rapidly. ... Firemonger is a community-run project with a goal of developing a multilingual easy-to-use compilation CD with Mozilla Foundations Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client, and a selection of useful extensions, themes and utilities. ...

Forks and Related Projects

FlockGnuzilla • GNU IceCat • IceApe
IceDoveIceweaselNetscape 9
Portable Ed. • SwiftfoxSwiftweasel
Miro • SongbirdXeroBank Flock is a web browser heavily based upon Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla technologies. ... Gnuzilla is a free software derivation of the Mozilla Application Suite created by the GNU Project as an attempt to be entirely free software. ... Iceweasel is the name of two currently independent Mozilla Firefox rebranding projects. ... IceDove is the free software derivation of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail reader, along with IceWeasel and Gnuzilla. ... Iceweasel is the name of two currently independent Mozilla Firefox rebranding projects. ... Also see Netscape (web browser) Netscape Navigator 9 is an upcoming release of the Netscape series of browsers produced by Netscape and published by its parent, AOL, first announced on 23 January 2007. ... Swiftfox is a speed optimized web browser offshoot of Mozilla Firefox for Linux. ... Swiftweasel is a free and open source build of Mozilla Firefox. ... Miro (previously known as Democracy Player and DTV[1]) is an Internet television application developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF). ... Songbird is a free software media player and web browser developed by The Songbird Team, (previously responsible for both Winamp and the Yahoo! Music Engine), with a stated mission to incubate Songbird, the first Web player, to catalyze and champion a diverse, open Media Web. ... XeroBank Browser, previously called Torpark,[1][2] is a source available (but not technically open source),[3] portable browser originally forked from Portable Firefox web browser with Tor access built into it. ...

Origins and Lineage

Mozilla Application Suite
Netscape Communicator
Netscape Communications Corp.
The Book of Mozilla Mozilla Firefox browser The Mozilla Firefox project was created by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross as an experimental branch of the Mozilla project. ... The Mozilla Application Suite (originally known as Mozilla, marketed as the Mozilla Suite, and code named Seamonkey) is a free, cross-platform internet suite, whose components include a web browser, an e-mail and news client, an HTML editor, and an IRC client. ... Netscape Communicator was a proprietary Internet suite produced by Netscape Communications Corporation. ... Netscape Communications Corporation was the publisher of the Netscape Navigator web browser as well as many other internet and intranet client and server software products. ... about:mozilla redirects here. ...

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In March 2006, Weblogs, Inc. founder Jason Calacanis reported a rumor on his blog that Mozilla Corporation gained $72M during the previous year, mainly thanks to the Google search box in the Firefox browser.[1] The rumor was later addressed by Christopher Blizzard, a member of the Mozilla board, who wrote on his blog that "it’s not correct, though not off by an order of magnitude".[2] Weblogs, Inc. ... Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970 [1] in Brooklyn, New York) is an Greek-American internet entrepreneur and blogger. ... This article is about the corporation. ... Christopher Blizzard is an open source software developer who works at Red Hat. ...


In August 2006, Microsoft posted a letter on Mozilla newsgroups[3] and offered to open up a new open-source facility at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash., to Mozilla software engineers. Mozilla responded by accepting the offer.[4] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


On September 6, 2006 the Mozilla Corporation hired Window Snyder, former security strategist at Microsoft.[5] is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Window Snyder is head of security strategy at Mozilla Corporation. ... This article describes how security can be achieved through design and engineering. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


On October 25, 2006 Mozilla released the latest version of Firefox 2.0 which included changes to the graphical interface, the addition of an anti-phishing filter, inline spell checking, live titles, and session restore. is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Firefox may refer to: Firefox (novel), written by Craig Thomas, published in 1978 Firefox (film), the 1982 movie starring Clint Eastwood, based on the novel Firefox (arcade game), the laserdisc arcade game based on the movie Mozilla Firefox, a web browser The Red Fox or the Red Panda, based on...


People

The Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors is appointed by and responsible to the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors: Chairman of the Board redirects here. ...

The Mozilla Corporation management team includes: Mitchell Baker at OSCON 2005 Winifred Mitchell Baker, better known simply as Mitchell Baker, is President of the Mozilla Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates development of the open source Mozilla Internet applications, including the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. ... Reid Hoffman (born August 5, 1967) is a American entrepreneur and angel investor. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site, mainly used for professional networking. ... John Lilly can refer to: John Lyly, Lilly or Lylie, (c. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... A management team is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations (and profitability) of a company. ...

  • John Lilly, CEO
  • Brendan Eich, CTO
  • Chris Beard, VP of Labs
  • Mike Schroepfer, VP of Engineering
  • Paul Kim, VP of Marketing

Other notable employees include (in alphabetical order): Chief Executive redirects here. ... Brendan Eich Brendan Eich (born 1964) is a computer programmer and creator of the JavaScript programming language. ... Chief Technical Officer or Chief Technology Officer, usually seen as CTO, is a business executive position whose holder is focussed on technical issues in a company. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ...

At the time of the Mozilla Corporation's creation, most of the Mozilla Foundation employees were transferred to the new organization. Christopher Blizzard is an open source software developer who works at Red Hat. ... For other uses, see Red Hat (disambiguation). ... Asa Dotzler   (IPA: ), born in Tennessee on June 5, 1974, is best known for his work as community coordinator for several Mozilla projects. ... Dave Miller is an American software developer best known for work on the Bugzilla bug tracking tool developed at Mozilla. ... Bugzilla is a general-purpose bug-tracking tool originally developed and used by the Mozilla Foundation. ... Mike Shaver has worked for Netscape, Zero-Knowledge Systems, Cluster File Systems, Oracle Corporation, and is now the Technology Strategist at the Mozilla Corporation. ... Window Snyder is head of security strategy at Mozilla Corporation. ... jQuery is a lightweight web application framework that emphasizes the interaction between JavaScript and HTML. It was released January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig. ...


See also

Free software Portal

Image File history File links Free_Software_Portal_Logo. ... The Mountain View office shared by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation The Mozilla Foundation (abbreviated MF or MoFo) is a non-profit organization that exists to support and provide leadership for the open source Mozilla project. ...

References

  1. ^ Calacanis blog: "Firefox (Mozilla Corporation/Mozilla Foundation) made $72M last year?!"
  2. ^ OxDeadBeef.com: "apply pinky to corner of mouth"
  3. ^ Google Groups: "mozilla.dev.planning Microsoft offer"
  4. ^ CNet.com: "Microsoft offers helping hand to Firefox"
  5. ^ Computer World.com: "Mozilla taps former Microsoft executive for security strategy."

Google Groups is a free groups and mailing list service from Google. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Mozilla Foundation Reorganization
  • Mozilla Corp. in 12 simple items
The Mountain View office shared by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation The Mozilla Foundation (abbreviated MF or MoFo) is a non-profit organization that exists to support and provide leadership for the open source Mozilla project. ... Mozilla Europe is a non-profit organisation to help promote and deploy Mozilla products in Europe. ... Mozilla Japan is a non-profit organization to help promote and deploy Mozilla products in Japan. ... Mozilla China is a non-profit organization to help promote and deploy Mozilla products in China. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Mozilla Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (623 words)
The Mozilla Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates and integrates the development of Internet-related applications such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client by the growing global community of open-source developers, only some of whom are employed by the corporation itself.
Unlike the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, the Mozilla Corporation is a taxable entity.
The Mozilla Corporation was established on August 3, 2005 to handle the revenue-related operations of the Mozilla Foundation.
Mozilla Foundation Reorganization (2014 words)
The Mozilla Corporation was established to support the Mozilla Foundation's mission to ensure choice and innovation on the Internet by leveraging the economic value of Firefox which has resulted from its growing marketshare.
All income generated by the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation (whether through charitable donations to the Mozilla Foundation or revenue generated by the Mozilla Corporation) will be used to further the goals of the Foundation, whether that income is retained by the Mozilla Foundation or the Mozilla Corporation.
Frank has been involved in the Mozilla project since before its official beginning; he was one of the key Netscape employees contributing to the decision to release the source code for Netscape Communicator, and since then has been a member of mozilla.org staff, the governing body of the Mozilla project.
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