Firefox exposed the entire source code – the very nuts & bolts of what makes it all work – to the world and encouraged everyone to have a look.
Some people saw things to improve and made the fixes. Others had ideas for new features and made them happen. And others yet took that code, applied their own innovations and built completely new (and amazing) products.
First of all, Firefox is one product of a community called Mozilla . It is a non-profit, public benefit international organization, devoted to building communities and enriching people’s lives. They don’t even have stock!
For example, FF is a 100% organic software which aims at promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the web. It is created by an international movement of thousands, only a small percentage of whom are actual employees.
We add toppings to our pizza and ringtones to our phone.
So why not customize the way we view the web?
Firefox is mostly famous for and aiming at and looking forward to and taking pride in its enormous incredible add-ons(extensions) from its staff and people around the world. Good people are alive! Everything happens here… Add Me On!
Firefox was born in sep 2004. Now in its 5 th year, while running the 2 nd beta version of 3.1, FF will soon release the mobile version, called Fennec.
The latest info reveals that the total download number of FF add-ons has reached 1 billion. In July, when FF 3.0 was first released, it had even set a Guinness Record with 8,002,530 downloads within 24 hours.
About Market Share
According to the newest statistics from the Net Applications Research Company, the market share of Firefox has reached 20.78%, while IE has dropped below 70%.
Mozilla CEO John Lilly thinks it is a great success the international community made together, and Firefox will be bigger and stronger. But the competition in browser industry is more intense than ever. With Chrome getting involved, the result would be almost impossible to foretell.