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Mozilla Project ready for rough economic times

The Mozilla Foundation has posted its 2007 financial statements and tax forms, and Mitchell Baker points out that Mozilla's revenue is up over 2006, and things look good for the future as well, even in a lousy financial market. But Mozilla's finances aren't the only part of Mozilla's picture that's healthy.

November 19, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier


Unemployed? Five reasons to build your resume with FOSS contributions

It looks like we've gone from speculating whether we're headed into recession depression, to speculating just what that depression is going to look like. Yihong Ding, over on the Thinking Space blog,predicts that we'll have a "Golden Age" of the Web thanks to millions sitting at home with little else to do than putter around on the Web:So, Web companies and Web investors, now it is your chance.

November 17, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier


Will OpenID catch on?

A survey of more than 300 people shows that few people have heard of OpenID, and even fewer are actually using it. Chris Messina, the guy with the guitar pictured here, has written up results of a survey conducted using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

November 13, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier


Free Software Foundation does the right thing for free culture

The Free Software Foundation's latest version of the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) surprised me a little -- but in a very good way. The FSF has ceded some control and allowed for GFDL content to be re-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.

November 13, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier

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Taking productivity lessons from open source

Even if your organization doesn't produce software or work with open source development, you can still take some lessons from open source communities -- in particular, how to get work done with fewer meetings and less real-time.Steven J.

November 9, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier


Vote Firefox! Moz passes 20% market share

People are voting with their feet (or at least their mouse) for Firefox. The browser has crossed the 20% market share threshold, at least according to stats compiled by Net Applications.

November 4, 2008 by Joe Brockmeier