Mozilla Google budget screaming 

Something is just wrong here... Mozilla just extended its deal with Google (making it the numero uno search engine) for something like 400 million dollars PER YEAR. For the next three years.

That is 1.2 BILLION dollars from 2020 to 2023.

If you cannot run a freaking NON-PROFIT on 400 MILLION dollars PER YEAR that means:

a) You are paying your executives too much.
b) You don't know how to manage a non-profit.
c) All of the above.
Source: zdnet.com/article/sources-mozi

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Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque Psst, they’re not a not-for-profit. They’re a not-for-profit that owns a half-billion dollar for-profit corporation. Or, as their head of EU public policy once told me: “We’re just another Silicon Valley tech company, why are you holding us to a greater standard?”

Gee, I wonder why.

Maybe because that’s not how you present yourselves…

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@aral @ParadeGrotesque @vfrmedia NFP’s aren’t charities. none of them deserve the assumption they are virtuous.

charities don’t either but that’s a seperate matter.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@aral @ParadeGrotesque @vfrmedia by and large NFP’s serve as little more than tax shelters for millionaires.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@zensaiyuki

Depends on the non-profit. The Gates foundation... Probably. Large international orgs, such as Amnesty, Greenpeace, etc: not so much.

@aral @vfrmedia

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque @aral @vfrmedia i didn’t say all, but the grand bulk of NFPs are something like bequests- foundations created upon the death of someone quite wealthy- as a bequest it is able to avoid estate taxes, and pay salaries out to family members who are listed as employees.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque @aral @vfrmedia it doesn’t always work this way, there is a creative variety of ways to use these schemes.

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque @aral @vfrmedia the tradeoff of course is that everything about an NFP, all its financials must be made publically available. which mostly isn’t a problem since nobody tends to go looking, except extremely ocd journalists, maybe, with specific people of interest. otherwise dry lists of names and numbers, even if they’re showing some flagrant disregaed for common decency, properly interpreted, isn’t exactly a scandal unless there’s a celebrity

Mozilla Google budget screaming 

@ParadeGrotesque @aral @vfrmedia find the right public disclosure websites though and it can be like browser rich people’s facebook graphs. they’re all on each other’s boards.

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