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AOL backs new Mozilla Foundation with $2 million donation

| Posted: Jul 17, 2003 2:37 pm


The future of the open source Mozilla web browser - and its Firebird and Camino derivatives - appears assured for the foreseeable future with the news that AOL has made a $2 million donation to the new Mozilla Foundation.

 

The foundation has been established to 'promote the distribution and adoption' of Mozilla-based applications, which include the Thunderbird email client as well as the aforementioned browsers.

 

Sun Microsystems and Red Hat Linux will also continue to add their support.

 

The Mozilla Foundation will be chaired by Mitch Kapor, the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the spreadsheet application credited with driving the adoption of the PC in business world in the 1980s. Kapor will donate $300,000 of his own money.

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