Proprietary Firefox Development

By Deane Barker on November 17, 2004

Firefox fortune hunters: This is really, really great news.

Just because Firefox is free and open source doesn’t mean developers aren’t cashing in on the popularity of the Mozilla Foundation’s new browser.

On the contrary, new businesses are cropping up to provide organizations ranging from museums to software companies to the U.S. Department of Defense with Mozilla-based applications—for a fee.

The development of XUL and of Firefox as an applications platform has the potential to be huge.