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Celebrating 500 million Firefox downloads

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In honor of the 500 million download mark we’re celebrating by raising 500,000,000 grains of rice in one day to help feed the world’s poor. Since we have reached the milestone, it is time to flock to freerice.com and attempt to push the days total over 1/2 billion. This is just a foreshadow to where one day Firefox will be. Food for thought, uh, better yet, Food for Lives; if we reach 500 million grains of rice, that’s a direct contribution in feeding 25,000 people for one day! Donate now, http://freerice.com

1/2 Billion downloads

02/21/2008 – 05:00
02/21/2008 – 23:59
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Join the celebration at http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node/1424

Mozilla gave a $100,000 grant to the PCF!

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People who know that Mozilla is a non-profit, public benefit organization sometimes wonder what Mozilla does with the revenue that the organization generates.
Seth Bindernagel explains that recently Mozilla gave a $100,000 grant to the Participatory Culture Foundation, a non-profit that has developed a free and open-source video application that happens to use a lot of Mozilla technologies.
As Seth explains, Mozilla supported PCF with this grant on 3 terms:
1. Their mission to ensure the continued rise of open source & open standards aligns with the Mozilla mission to encourage choice & innovation on the web.
2. They’re building something that can have influence on the way users browse web content, rich media, and desktop UI — and it’s based on Mozilla technology.
3. PCF is another example of that leverage we are looking for…they don’t have any venture backing, they’re running on a very lean budget, and they continue to seek creative resources to make a big difference in the way their users access content on the Web.
Please try Democracy Player- it’s quite an amazing piece of software.