“While technically speaking Mozilla is a non-profit corporation, its most recent financial results indicate what a big operation it has become and its increasing importance to Google, whose search box comes included with the Firefox browser. For its most recent fiscal year (2006), Mozilla reported revenue of $66.8 million, up more than 25 percent from last year. According to Mozilla, 85 percent of that revenue came from its partnership with Google, who serves ads alongside the search results generated by the Firefox browser.”
At last, the Mozilla folk have managed to do something which Netscape never really managed: a significant revenue stream from browser software alone. If someone had told Netscape that the Mozilla would be hitting that much revenue, I wonder if it would have ever opened up the source code?
(Via Items shared by Robert.)