Mozilla to launch premium service subscriptions in new bid to diversify revenue

Mozilla will introduce subscriptions to one or more as-yet-unknown services this fall, but will not charge people to use its Firefox browser, the company said.

“A high-performing, free and private-by-default Firefox browser will continue to be central to our core service offerings,” David Camp, Mozilla’s top executive for the browser, said in an email reply to questions Tuesday.

Camp’s assertion that Firefox will remain free followed reports that the company will introduce paid subscriptions to the browser’s users, likely starting in October. In a June 7 interview with t3n, a German business magazine, CEO Chris Beard acknowledged the firm sees subscriptions as an important source of revenue.

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from Computerworld

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