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Mozilla Google budget screaming 

Something is just wrong here... Mozilla just extended its deal with Google (making it the numero uno search engine) for something like 400 million dollars PER YEAR. For the next three years.

That is 1.2 BILLION dollars from 2020 to 2023.

If you cannot run a freaking NON-PROFIT on 400 MILLION dollars PER YEAR that means:

a) You are paying your executives too much.
b) You don't know how to manage a non-profit.
c) All of the above.
Source: zdnet.com/article/sources-mozi

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque

Is that "cash money"? Or is a significant amount of it some kind of in-kind credit, say, for Google Ads? The latter is the kind of funny-money accounting common in startup financing deals, or so I have read. Provide something which is accounted for at a nominal price well above what it actually costs you.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque
I don't like this, but I'm going to stick with Firefox. It's still better than the alternatives.

And it's positive that Mozilla is trying to sell things now, because that's the only way they'll be able to get rid of the dependence on Google funding.

It's a rotten situation that the web is in the control of a few big companies. Mozilla raise awareness about that, but they still have to play the game.

re: Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque you might want to have a look into this project, it tries to hardfork current firefox: https://librewolf-community.gitlab.io/ I hope this will be the ff fork done right this time!

re: Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque seems like there's some deep mysterious truth to the idea that the managers will destroy everything to ensure they maintain a higher place in the hierarchy & live more comfortably than their underlings...

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque the Mozilla that laid off 250 employees was not the non-profit.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque
seems a bit like a deal google would make to avoid getting shit for effectively being in a monopoly position while also making sure they stay in thatbposition if i get that right?

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@juno

Yes, that's what it is.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque Psst, they’re not a not-for-profit. They’re a not-for-profit that owns a half-billion dollar for-profit corporation. Or, as their head of EU public policy once told me: “We’re just another Silicon Valley tech company, why are you holding us to a greater standard?”

Gee, I wonder why.

Maybe because that’s not how you present yourselves…

@ParadeGrotesque yep. was discussing this with a comrade today and i was like - how can this be possible?? why would you sack all these people, when you still make all that money??
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