Mozilla turnover up 12 per cent in 2007
The Mozilla Foundation and Corporation between them turned over around $75M in 2007. According to the annual report, which has now been published, this was 12 per cent up on 2006. As Mozilla boss Mitchell Baker explains in her weblog, as in previous years, the majority of this revenue, $68.2M, came from marketing the search function in the Firefox browser, the majority of which in turn came from Google. She does not place a precise figure on this as a share of turnover, but it appears to represent around 88 per cent of total turnover.
This crucial source of income is expected to remain intact for the next three years. Baker writes that the Mozilla Corporation has extended its partnership with Google to November 2011.
The Foundation and Corporation’s expenditure increased by around 68 per cent last year to $33M. This is primarily as investment in new staff and infrastructure development. At the end of 2007, Mozilla had 150 full or part-time staff, 60 more than one year earlier. This accounted for 80 per cent of expenditure.