The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

Sponsored open-source software?

Thursday 15 June 2006 at 11:39 pm

Yay! I have survived my one exam. It didn’t quite go as well as I’d hoped, but at least I can now get back to that little thesis thing I have to write …

Meanwhile, like everyone else, I’ve been watching the World Cup (but not to the exclusion of study! no, really!) — and I was as shocked as anyone by Cahill and those ten minutes.

Now the World Cup, of course, is laden with corporate sponsorship, but this is hardly unusual and generally doesn’t cause me too much concern. I didn’t even raise an eyebrow when I heard about, Google’s social networking ‘partnership’ with Nike. But now those folks have gotten in touch with the Mozilla marketing people and produced a branded Firefox extension!

Let me just say that again. This is a commerical partnership between Nike, Google … and the Mozilla Foundation?!!