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http://blogs.cnet.com

I won't go into the economics, but suffice it to say that I think there's little hope of Mozilla making Firefox (or any of its other software) into true public goods of any note.

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they already ARE true public goods

they already ARE true public goods of note.

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12 years 8 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago

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Am I the only person finding this

Am I the only person finding this article difficult to read?

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can.axis

12 years 8 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago

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Most average FF users are unaware

Most average FF users are unaware that Firefox is a free software; That's the problem...

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12 years 8 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago

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I don't think Asay understands

I don't think Asay understands what a public good actually is. A public good is a "good that is non-rivalrous and non-excludable." Non-rivalrous means an unlimited number of people can use it at once. Non-excludable means everyone is allowed to use it. Looks like Firefox (and all FOSS) is a public good. Now, is it notable? That's a matter of debate, but I would say yes.

Whether or not the development is motivated by greed is entirely irrelevant.

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