So many commercial orgs have software where you can come and modify it, but they still control everything. And what’s controlled is very clearly what’s good for their business, or if they’re more progressive, their view of what’s good for the Internet.
We worked very hard to make extensions very simple.
When people think of Mozilla, they generally think of the browser, but Mozilla is really much more than that. Mozilla is of interest to people who want an end-user application like our browser that’s not tied directly into the Windows platform.
There’s the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we’re extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet.
Especially if you don’t have a job that’s providing fulfillment in your technical expertise, there is a lot of reward to working on a very smart and demanding community that will respect you and will give you leadership and authority based on what you do.
Money tends to make people suspicious, if there’s any money floating around.
Flash is one of those very useful, very closed, very proprietary non-weblike things that has great tools and serves a need very well. But in the long run, we see video as part of the web, and it should be handled just the way other html elements are.
Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists.
The Mozilla Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization.
The Mozilla project is big in terms of lines of code and complexity.
The web as a platform is the most powerful platform we have ever seen.
We actually have a real community of people doing useful things.