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Windows 7: Mozilla Starts Pay Program For Firefox Add-On Developer

21 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Mozilla Starts Pay Program For Firefox Add-On Developer

Mozilla Starts Pay Program For Firefox Add-On Developers

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Many of the developers who add value to the Firefox ecosystem by creating add-ons do so without any expectation of being paid. Now, faced with the emergence of Google (NSDQ: GOOG)'s Chrome browser, which can also be enhanced with add-ons, Mozilla is looking to keep its developers happy by providing them with a revenue opportunity......
Read on
Mozilla Starts Pay Program For Firefox Add-On Developers -- InformationWeek


Also here:
Mozilla Asks Users to Support Browser Add-ons - PC World
Quote:

Developers building functional add-ons for the Firefox browser can request financial contributions from users through an effort launched this week by Mozilla.
The Contributions Pilot Program is billed as a way for developers to showcase themselves next to their Add-ons and receive a suggested contribution for their work, via PayPal. With the Contributions feature, developers can tell the story of what motivated them to build an Add-on.
[ Mozilla's latest browser, Firefox 3.5, was released last month. ]
"The Contributions Pilot explores how we can help our add-ons ecosystem by allowing developers to request financial participation from satisfied users," said Nick Nguyen, director of Add-ons at Mozilla.

So now those who create all those great add-ons can get something back from them! This should encourage some more development.

~Lordbob
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21 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Very interesting. Should make many happy.
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21 Jul 2009   #3
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It is only fair, I hope now that payment is required, people don't rebel by dropping FF and start looking for other free stuff.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
It is only fair, I hope now that payment is required, people don't rebel by dropping FF and start looking for other free stuff.
Payment is NOT required. It is donation ONLY. They have no way to force people to pay for them.

Remember, FF is OPEN SOURCE. It is free to use, free to distribute, and free to modify, forever and always.

Read the article.

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2009   #5
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I stand corrected, what I should have said is that I hope people are generous and show their appreciation for these guys' hard work and contribution.
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