p2p news / p2pnet: Sam Nurmi, founder of Sweden’s largest Swedish web hosting operator, Loopia, says he’d like to help Mozilla’s Firefox compete with the likes of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
So he’s set up a site tagged HelpFirefox.com.
The idea is to sell one million pixels on the page for a dollar each and give the money to the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, which develops Firefox, says The Local.
When we went for a look, we found, “Site temporarily closed. The first 24 hours of this site has been a true success, with more than 13 800 pixels being sold.”
The idea was sparked from the British student Alex Tew who planned on paying his way through university by selling 1 million pixels of for $1 a pop on his Million Dollar Homepage.
Meanwhile, although Firefox is doing well, it’s “still a minnow compared to Internet Explorer – something which Nurmi wants to help change,” says The Local.
“A monopoly is a bad thing, particularly when it came about through unfair competition,” it has Nurmi saying.
“Open source applications, on the other hand, are a positive and natural phenomenon, in an evolution directed towards cutting the costs of goods and services. Firefox is based on everybody`s support and free exchange of ideas.”
The Local – Swedish web site aims to raise $1m for Firefox, January 12, 2006