Among the major free software projects, Mozilla is special, and for multiple reasons. It’s one of the oldest, going back to 1998. It’s one of the biggest, in terms of number of contributors. It’s one of the most ambitious, with a wide range of projects tackling important issues in big markets. And last, but not least, it’s the richest open source project, with millions in the bank thanks to its lucrative deal with Google.
That means that what Mozilla does, matters a lot to the entire free software ecosystem
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