17 December 2004

Firefox in the NY Times

Spread Firefox, the group dedicated to marketing and campaigning for the Mozilla Firefox browser today launched a double-page ad in the New York Times. An impressive achievement, and also a well-designed ad for a piece of great open-source software.

A lot of people initially commented that traditional media should not be used to advertise open source software. I don't agree. If open source is to flourish outside the niche market of computer geeks, traditional media like newspapers and radio are one of the best ways of getting the news out about great new software like Mozilla Firefox. Congratulations to the Firefox team.