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Full Article Attached RJ Tarpley's Coffee Company Raises Over $400 for the Mozilla Foundation

Saturday September 20th, 2003

Bart Decrem writes in news about the money raised for the Mozilla Foundation by RJ Tarpley's Coffee Company, which began selling a range of Mozilla coffees last month: "Remember the announcement about Mozilla coffees? This project has already raised over $400 for The Mozilla Foundation during the first two weeks of its introduction. Now they're offering 5lbs bags too."

Bart also attached an update from Ron Tarpley, the owner of RJ Tarpley's Coffee Company. Read the full article to find out more.


#19 Re: What I would really like to see "product"-wise

by mlefevre

Tuesday September 23rd, 2003 5:14 AM

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I'm not really seeing why this would be such a good thing. Mozilla.org is already using meer.net to host their stuff - if they hosted other people's stuff, they'd have to pay more for the hosting. To gain any benefit, they'd have to resell the hosting at a premium.

If you (or someone) would be prepared to pay Mozilla.org more than the going rate to host your stuff, why not save Mozilla.org staff the administration effort by paying at the regular price and giving them a donation. Or, more likely, host stuff at mozdev, who offer hosting for Mozilla projects for free, and accept donations.

With the coffee thing, someone else is doing all the work, and just getting a little promotion on Mozilla sites in exchange for the money. That's great, but I wouldn't want Mozilla.org to go into the business of reselling the coffee themselves - that just bumps up the overheads...