Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th May 2006 20:11 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Foundation has said it is committed to rewarding the community that helps develop its software. Mozilla's suite, which includes the Firefox Web browser, is partly developed by unpaid programmers, often working in their spare time. Mozilla on Wednesday said it could not afford to pay all of its voluntary contributors, but instead may contribute by providing hardware to some developers.
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way to go
by SEJeff on Thu 25th May 2006 20:50 UTC
SEJeff
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2005-11-05

With 10 Million USD from last year, lets hope they reward some of the active contributors. Firefox is one of the "Open Source Killer Apps" much like Apache was one of biggest reasons Linux took off on the server side of things awhile ago.

Besides releasing solid products (Firefox, Thunderbird), giving back to the community is the best way to sustain the community. Notice how Mark Shuttleworth states the fact there will never be a "commercial" version of Ubuntu. You get the same stuff as paying customers of Canonical. Now look at how quickly the Ubuntu community has become a driving force in such little time.

Mozilla is making the correct decision in helping out volunteer contributors.

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