State of Mozilla and 2009 Financial Statements

November 18th, 2010

Mozilla has just filed its audited financial statements for 2009. This is the perfect time to look at the state of the Mozilla mission, our successes, our opportunities and our challenges. This year we’re trying a different format to better reflect the scope of Mozilla and to make better use of video and visual information. We’re hosting this year’s State of Mozilla and Financial Statements at our main website rather than at this blog. Please take a look!

9 comments for “State of Mozilla and 2009 Financial Statements”

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    […] report. You can find full details on the annual report website. Included below is an excerpt from Mitchell Baker’s blog: Mozilla has just filed its audited financial statements for 2009. This is the perfect time to […]

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    Ken Saunders said on November 18th, 2010 at 5:57 pm:

    “Join in and build something unexpected and beautiful”
    The 2011 Mozilla t-shirt? 🙂

    After reading The State of Mozilla 2009 pages, I feel empowered, pumped up, hopeful, quite proud, and more certain than ever that contributing time and energy supporting Mozilla’s mission(s) (in any way that I and others can) is the right thing to do for the present and future Web.

    Please send my 2011 t-shirt to
    Ken Saunders
    5150 Not As Funny As He Thinks Blvd.
    Boston-ish, Ma.

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    Dan Glazman said on November 20th, 2010 at 12:32 pm:

    How can an organization with a $50 million annual revenue stream, such as the Mozilla Organization, be classified as “non-profit”? Mozilla should be investigated for tax fraud, staring with “Chief Lizard Wrangler” Mitchell Baker. Of course, the current DC regime welcomes tax cheats, including Treasury Secretary Geithner, so Mozilla can enjoy the annual $50 million from their corporate masters, Google, while it lasts.

    When Google pulls that plug next year, watch the Mozilla death spiral begin, with Firefox market share crumbling under the Chrome onslaught.

    Mozilla org == tax cheats.

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    Mitchell Baker said on November 21st, 2010 at 8:26 pm:


    There’s a lot of venom in your comments which is unfortunate. Also I think your assumptions are quite wrong.
    1. A number of non-profits generate revenue. Think of PBS, NPR, the Red Cross, etc.

    2. Mozilla is organized so that we run it to support the mission as non-profit, but *we pay taxes anyway.”

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    Manoj said on November 24th, 2010 at 6:06 pm:

    The concept of boundaries restricts humanity benefiting from advances in science and technology. Poverty, the world across, can be abolished only if individuals are educated, made aware of the opportunities existing and have the ability to address those opportunities they desire. Oppression of peoples can be a thing of the past. Humanity can only be on a lot better footing if on a level ground.

    This effort is surely revenue generating. Creating funding for all the good you intend to do. You are addressing a multimillion or a multi billion market presently.

    The browser is just a minute fraction of what you would be into later. The globe is a multi quadrillion market.

    Do get in touch with me and we can discuss how exactly this can be addressed.

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    App G said on December 14th, 2010 at 4:57 am:

    Hi Mitchell
    I arrived here having watched your interview at LeWeb on Scobleizer; I wasn’t intending to comment but then I read DG’s comment… and felt compelled to!
    I guess people from the old party are mired in old ways (with lashings of vitriol) – it’s a shame because these people are fixed in representing the old guard; old money; old ways; old anger… and guess what – there’s no future in the past.
    So Mitchell and all at Mozilla, please keep doing what you do – within the legal framework of a democratic country (NB: DG I know old people aren’t good with detail, d not D) and I just hope the angry gop (I can’t dignify it with caps) people like DG crawl back under their rock and stop trying to obstruct progress.

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    hiphopmagazin said on December 15th, 2010 at 11:49 pm:

    ohhhhh there’s no future in the past men

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    raplife said on December 15th, 2010 at 11:50 pm:

    heyyyy hot topic . 4eva dude

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    Dan Glanzman said on December 16th, 2010 at 4:46 pm:

    App G says:
    “…stop trying to obstruct progress.”


    If Firefox 4 beta represents progress, Firefox market share will continue to crumble. The Firefox 4 betas I have used have an ugly, dumbed-down GUI. And, despite Mozilla’s claims of greater speed, Firefox 4 betas have not performed faster than Firefox 3.6.x. series.

    Fanboys like App G will rave on, but others see through Mozilla propaganda.

    I’m sure Opera 11 will succeed in further exposing Mozilla stumbling, bumbling open source model.

    App G == moron.

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