Disruptive Innovations Wins Contracts to Provide Mozilla-Based Solutions to Two Major European Firms

Friday April 16th, 2004

Daniel Glazman has announced that his company Disruptive Innovations has been contracted by two separate companies to provide Mozilla-based technology solutions. The first contract involves work with Web standards, Mozilla Editor, XUL and XBL for a "big industrial European company". The second organisation, described as "another big European name", has signed Disruptive Innovations for an internal project based on Gecko and XUL. Confidentiality agreements mean that no further details are available at this time.

#1 Congrats

by Anthracks

Friday April 16th, 2004 11:49 PM

Congratulations to both Daniel and all the other Mozilla hackers, it's great to see this platform getting more recognition in corporate circles.

#2 congrats

by wde

Saturday April 17th, 2004 12:14 AM

now give me some money ;)

#3 New developers?

by ezh

Saturday April 17th, 2004 1:59 AM

Does it means Daniel will hire some new developers to work on the projects?

#4 Congrats to Daniel Glazman.

by bugs4hj

Saturday April 17th, 2004 2:23 AM

This is indeed good news, congrats to Daniel Glazman. Many more contracts to come...

FYI. I recently replaced the old front-end of FlexBase for with a mozilla XUL/XBL/CSS replacement. They ask me to do this, because I am the original inventor/developer of FlexBase.

p.s. FlexBase was the first datadriven AI database and was developed in 1985-1989.

#5 Congrats

by jedbro

Saturday April 17th, 2004 10:25 AM

Congrats Daniel. This is excelent news!!!!

Question though, being as you are running Disruptive Innovations solo, what will this mean for NVU? How will you manage all 3 contracts at once? Thanks!

#6 Confidentiality agreements

by wvh

Saturday April 17th, 2004 11:53 PM

"Confidentiality agreements" make this a very useful news posting. ;)

Ah, cut-throat business... In the old days, you used to be sure the weapon of choice was a knife; nowadays, everything is a secret. Why would anyone want to keep this information hidden?

#7 easy answer

by glazou

Sunday April 18th, 2004 1:09 AM

The answer is simple : when you rely on the money payed by your customers 9 months after your own lay-off, you do what the customer wants. And if he wants confidentiality, whatever is the reason, you respect that. As we say in french, "le client est roi". My freedom here is to accept or refuse the project, according to my wishes, expectations, load, and a few other details. Once I have accepted the terms of the contract, I follow that contract. Period.

#8 Re: easy answer

by mlefevre

Sunday April 18th, 2004 9:15 AM

It's an "easy answer" from your side - if the client wants confidentiality, of course you respect that. The question should have been to ask why the clients here decided they wanted confidentiality. I suspect the answer to that is confidential, so we can only speculate about it.

I don't see that it's a problem, aside from the fact that it makes this news posting less interesting :)

#9 Confidentiality agreements

by wvh

Sunday April 18th, 2004 2:24 PM

That's not an answer to my question, really. I can understand why you would follow your clients' requests, but my question was more general - why would anybody keep this kind of information secret? Any idea about your clients' motives?

(Refusal of endorsement?)

#10 Re: Confidentiality agreements

by corwin

Sunday April 18th, 2004 3:04 PM

Err, if I dont want my competitors to know what I am working on, I don't let the developpers I contract release this information, as simple as that.

#11 Re: Confidentiality agreements

by JanC

Sunday April 18th, 2004 4:47 PM

Probably just in case the project fails (and that doesn't have to be Daniel's or Mozilla's fault), they don't want that to be known all over the world.

They might want to announce it once it's proven to be a success though.