Mozilla, the company behind the popular open source Firefox web browser recently struck a quite lucrative deal with Google for providing the big G with a default search box and google search start page. Apparently, 900 million (over three years) is not enough for the company; however, as they have started asking for user donations of at least $10.
According to their new story page, "We believe the Web is a place where anyone can come to build their dreams." The non profit states in the accompanying video that they are more than just a web browser, they are a global community fighting to keep the web a good, innovative place. And that, they argue is why they need your support; to make the web a "force for good by making a donation today."
Personally, this feels like a cross between late night PBS broadcasts as a kid and Wikipedia’s pleas for donations. Sure, if you are a big fan of Firefox it couldn’t hurt to support them; however, I don’t think they are going anywhere any time soon. What are your thoughts on this as a user?