Interview w/ John Lilly and Mitchell Baker

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I wanted to provide this TF with a quick summary of the points that seemed most relevant to this team's work:

  • Mitchell and John noted that business partnerships that Mozilla has entered into (e.g., Google) have been successful and acceptable to the community largely because they have chosen partners closely aligned with Mozilla’s mission.
  • John also noted that Mozilla's business deals do not impose a large number of obligations on the Foundation.
  • Both also noted that many of the business agreements that arose came out of community desires. (For example, the community asked for a Russian search engine, and now, that search engine is the default instead of Google in Russian language builds.)

Please take a look at the notes for additional details, and let me know if you have any questions.

JohnF21:13, 10 December 2009