In fighting the evil empire from Redmond, Washington, the Mozilla Foundation came up with a brilliant idea: let's run an advertisement in The New York Times. That should entice Internet Explorer users to rush to their computers and swap out their monopolist browser for open source Firefox.
Minor detail: Mozilla doesn't have any money, so it rallied supporters for donations. The cry for help was heard as Mozilla received 10,000 gifts to pay for the $50,000 dollar advertisement (Mozilla will receive a special rate for non-profit advocacy groups).
Firefox has since been launched an Internet Explorer's market share for the first time in years has droped below 90 percent. But no ad yet.
Turns out that Mozilla has problems fitting the names of the 10,000 contributors in the actual ad, Cnet writes. Rendering the ad after making a change apparently takes 15 minutes.
The ad will be a thank you note to the community of Mozilla volunteers, so don't expect a shift in market share because of the ad. It's slated to run some time before Christmas.
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