Timothy Patishnock

Re: To Serve Users

Timothy Patishnock at

Mozilla's origins stem from the ashes of Netscape and the decision to "Open Source" the browser was a tactical solution rather than an ethical one. In fact, the very term "Open Source" originated from Netscape's licensing decision in the late 90's. Taking this into account the move to embed Digital Restrictions Management on the client side is hardly surprising.

Concurrently, this is the same company that wanted to place ads in browser "to benefit users" only to find out the end users didn't want this pervasive intrusion of privacy.


Of course I know the history: I was more-or-less "there".

Anyway, regardless of their origins, Mitchell chose to form a (c)(3) rather than a for-profit company and filed a charitable mission with the IRS.

Bradley M. Kuhn at 2014-05-18T23:24:16Z