__/ [ Linonut ] on Saturday 13 May 2006 02:32 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, DFS belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>>> "Firefox Gains Market Share Against Microsoft Internet Explorer"
>>> Firefox usage increased about half a percentage point to nearly 12% of
>>> browser users, while IE usage dropped nearly two-thirds of a
>>> percentage point to about 85.2% since January.
>> hmmmm... the w3schools website says Firefox has more than 25% marketshare.
> It doesn't say anything about Firefox market share.
> Forbes does, but why would such a money-savvy magazine confuse browser
> usage with market share? I mean, does anyone buy either browser?
The browser can be used to channel the user toward Web services and
advertisements. Perhaps stating the obvious, I know. Mozilla made 72
million dollars last year, from Google /alone/. How many coders can that
fund? Could that sponsor (e.g. pay wage to) these benevolent contributors
of many plug-ins?
Open Source does not cash in on sales. It earns from services (Web,
advertisement), sponsorships and donations from avid users, and support.
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