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Re: [Full-disclosure] Two MSIE 6.0/7.0 NULL pointer crashes

From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 23:13:39 GMT
To: dramacrat <yirimyah@gmail.com>


It appears Mozilla has the resources to hire additional staff as required [1]. Perhaps Mozilla needs a few Wall Street/Harvard School of Business MBAs in their accounting department.

On more developers (perhaps things have changed a bit):

    Another interesting item in the report is the fact that Mozilla     expenses were up in 2007 by 68 percent over 2006.     Approximately 80 percent of Mozilla's expenses come from     its staffing costs. What makes this really interesting is that     Mozilla even with more paid staffers is still getting the same     proportion of its code from external (i.e non-Mozilla)     contributions. [2]

And

    The percentage of code contributed to Firefox by people not     employed by Mozilla remained steady at about 40 percent of     the product we ship [2]

[1] http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/20/1327240 [2] http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2008/11/mozilla-revenues-hit-75-millio.html

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 5:36 PM, dramacrat <yirimyah@gmail.com> wrote:
> Fuck yeah.
> Mozilla would be able to hire a few more developers, excellent! I've always
> felt that they're held back by an overly small development team - while this
> results in a clean, stable, fast browser, it means they can't support enough
> other stuff :(
> Oh... wait...
>
> 2010/1/21 James Matthews <nytrokiss@gmail.com>
>>
>> Why doesn't microsoft throw some of it's weight behind Mozilla and ditch
>> IE forever. It doesn't suit their image.
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:30 AM, Christian Sciberras <uuf6429@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On my IE6 this doesn't work (crash), but it does on IE7. I'm on WinXP Pro
>>> SP3 DEP+.
>>>
>>> [SNIP]



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