Mozilla Foundation Reorganizes, Forms Mozilla Corporation

The Mozilla Foundation today announced a major reorganization effort, creating what will be known as the Mozilla Corporation. All but 3 employees will be moving over to the corporation.

Aside from a name change, it is not immediately apparent (to me, at least) what sort of effect this will have on Mozilla. According to an FAQ released with the press release, the will not start charging for Firefox or Thunderbird and will not be offering an IPO.

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. By forming a commercial subsidiary, the revenue-generating activities of the new entity can provide funds to support development, testing, and productization of the various Mozilla open source technologies.

I guess we will just have to see how this plays out in the coming weeks and months.

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