Thursday, June 02, 2005

I had lunch yesterday with Mitchell Baker, head of the Mozilla Foundation, the creators of the Firefox browser. We had a wide ranging conversation about the challenges of how to run nonprofit social enterprises, especially technology enterprises. I think that Firefox is a great example of responding to market failure. In this case, it was Microsoft's dominance with Internet Explorer that removed competition and innovation in the browser space. Mozilla has developed a community that has created real choices in this space, and millions upon millions of people are benefiting.

As usual, I came away with more ideas than I brought to the table! I think that she's accomplished some incredible things at Mozilla, and the Benetech team are big fans.

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