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Case Code : ITSY064
Case Length : 19 Pages
Period : 2002-2010
Pub Date : 2010
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Mozilla Corporation
Industry : IT - Software
Countries : US

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The Challenges Faced

However, the participatory model of functioning raised several tricky management issues, like a long winded decision-making process and a lack of secrecy. Baker pointed out to two major problems with developing open source software - "stop energy" and "loners"...

The Marketing Strategies

While the management of open source innovation was a crucial issue for Mozilla, marketing the products developed also proved to be a significant challenge. The entire marketing effort of Mozilla focused on using the sense of ownership, inherent in the Firefox developer community to make them undertake measures to promote Firefox...

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The Road Ahead

As of early 2010, Mozilla continued to draw an increasing number of volunteers both for its development, as well as marketing initiatives...

Exhibits

Exhibit I: Various Logos Used During the Development of Firefox
Exhibit II: Methods of Participation at Mozilla
Exhibit III: Roles and Leadership at Mozilla
Exhibit IV: Project Development Process of the SeaMonkey
Exhibit V: Some Featured Projects of Mozilla
Exhibit VI: The Global Usage Share of Various Browsers

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