Mozilla.org, which makes the Firefox browser that competes with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, will open a China office in the hopes of fighting Microsoft (MSFT) for share in the world’s second largest internet market.
The open source initiative might as well save its money. Mozilla’s share of the market at 13% is about the same as it was in mid-2005. There is even an argument to be made that as the new Microsoft Vista OS comes into the market, Internet Explorer could get a bump.
Open source? Not likely.
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