Proud

Today, I am proud to be a Firefox user and Mozillian. Thank you to the amazing Mozilla community worldwide that has contributed to Firefox 4 and the Open Web.

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Extensions and Business

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Fred Wilson recently asked: Can You Build A Business on Browser Extensions?

Alex Iskold tries to respond: Can Browser Add-ons Be Business?

Well, this question has been answered a long time, as companies have been building extensions for Firefox for years, and the Mozilla Suite before that. Yet as mentioned in both articles, the extensions are supplementary to a broader range of services that a company offers, or one of many entry points into those services. Indeed, this is the case with many of my clients, where there is typically a Firefox extension and an IE plugin, interfacing with functionality available on the web site. The multiple pieces are not dependent on each other. There are some flagship products built exclusively as an extension to drive the company. Two examples that come to mind are Foxmarks and Allpeers.

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Translate Toolkit and Firefox – a Primer

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I recently took over the string management for the Slovene (sl) locale of Firefox. To make a long story short, the strings have not been maintained for a while and nobody was doing it for Firefox 3. To miss out on Firefox 3 would be a disaster, especially considering that Slovenia has consistently been in the top 2 for Firefox adoption in Europe of the last couple of years.

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