Firefox earns $55 million a year

firefoxThe Mozilla Foundation is far from your standard impoverished open source company scraping by on consulting fees. They’re making upwards of 55 million dollars a year from the simplest open source business model ever: every time someone uses the Google search bar in Firefox, Mozilla gets paid. Scale this up to the millions of Firefox users searching hundreds of times a day, and you can start rolling in money. If only all non-profits were that lucky. Link

2007.05.11