Mozilla’s Dependence on Google

John Paczkowski on the Mozilla Foundation’s finances:

[…] its revenue for 2007 totaled $75.1 million, up 13 percent from 2006’s $66.8 million. And 88 percent of that came directly from Google, which pays Mozilla to be the default search engine in it Firefox browser.

So Mozilla is utterly dependent on Google for its revenue, but competing directly against them with Firefox vs. Chrome. That’s a weird relationship.

Friday, 21 November 2008