Firefox and the Anxiety of Growing Pains: What happens when you go from no money to lots of money? What do you owe the people that got you there?
Thanks to the Google agreement, the Mozilla Foundation went from revenue of nearly $6 million in 2004 to more than $52 million the next year. The foundation plans to increase its work force, and to add some engineering capability.
[…] Another complication for Mozilla, some critics say, is that it could be perceived as acting as an extension of Google. For example, they note that one of Google’s growth areas, Web-based software applications, would have a better chance of success with a browser not controlled by its biggest rival, Microsoft.
We mentioned last year that Mozilla was making millions.