Joe Wilcox writes:
I love Firefox. It’s a remarkably fast and reliable browser. But Mozilla’s dirty little public secret has been its dependence on Google search revenue. This open-source success story is as much about commercial financial support as community participation. Firefox will fail, I predict for the future, unless Mozilla gets more donors or turns the browser back over to the open-source community. Wikipedia is evidence that tiny groups or individuals en masse can do great works. That 1 or 2 percent is a big number when multiplied by 6.5 billion people.