Thursday, January 12, 2006

Karim Lakhani on The Mozilla Corporation

Karim Lakhani wrote an interesting article about the Mozilla Corporation, a wholly owned, "taxable," subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation. Karim is serving on the advisory committee to help Mozilla how to figure it all out. The article describes how Mozilla Corporation has an opportunity to become a new kind of software company focused on "social responsibility, profitability and community purpose." Of course, corporate buyers will focus on the price and quality of the product, but the social/community angle will help foster good will and contribution from the development community. Who knows? Maybe the Mozilla Corporation will become the Ben and Jerry's of software.