Mozilla Forms Corporate Subsidiary - Mozilla Corp.
The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation that organizes the development of the Firefox Web browser said Wednesday it has formed a corporate subsidiary not to make money but to better focus its activities. "The Mozilla Corp. is not a typical commercial entity," Mitchell Baker said. "Rather it is dedicated to the public benefit goal at the heart of the Mozilla project, which is to keep the Internet open and available to everyone. With this reorganization, the Mozilla Foundation will look much more like the Apache Foundation than it currently does.". Mozilla Corp. will work mainly on developing and delivering free software products such as the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail program. The foundation will manage the projects, set policies and organize relationships among developers.