Mozilla Foundation Reaches Agreement with E-FLO to Begin Offering Mozilla CDs
Sunday August 10th, 2003
In a message to the Mozilla Marketing mailing list (subscribe by sending a blank email to email@example.com with 'subscribe' in the subject line), Bart Decrem has announced that the Mozilla Foundation is partnering with E-FLO to sell Mozilla CDs online. E-FLO is the company that currently handles the sale of Netscape 7.x on CD. When the discs begin shipping (around the time of the Mozilla 1.5 release), they will probably contain the latest stable Mozilla Application Suite milestone and hopefully also preview releases of Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird. The CDs are likely to retail for under $10, including shipping and handling, with international orders costing a couple of dollars more. The Mozilla Foundation's agreement with E-FLO is exclusive in the regions that E-FLO will sell the discs, meaning that while others will be free to create and distribute Mozilla CDs, only the E-FLO product will be promoted on mozilla.org.
#3 Not sure this is the wisest right now
Sunday August 10th, 2003 2:53 PM
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The vast majority of Moz users now are those who download it anyway.
How does *selling* CD's expose Joe User to Mozilla? If this does manage to generate any tangible income, moz.org should buy print ads in a few well respected mainstream newspapers/magazines.
Oh, and put Asa and Gerv on TechTV for a week straight.