Clarifying mozilla.com versus mozilla.org

Duane Fahey dfahey at visualautomation.com
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:07:46 -0400


Bart,
If that's the case, then www.mozilla.com should automatically re-direct 
to mozilla.org, for those people that type in .com automatically.

I don't really understand how a domain name extension has anything to do 
with tax laws though.  Not argueing or anything, I just don't get it... 
- Duane

Bart Decrem wrote:

> Woops - change of plans.   We had another series of long meetings with 
> our tax attorneys about the various business-type activities we're 
> thinking about offering and the upshot of it was: we should not launch 
> a mozilla.com web site.  Instead, we're back to offering one 
> integrated web site (mozilla.org), where we can offer some of the 
> fee-based services (CDs, phone support and more).
> Rafael's already working on a new site map.
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> Bart
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> ralph mellor wrote:
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>> I think we ought to make a clear distinction between m.c and m.o
>> (mozilla.com and mozilla.org), both internally, in the form of a
>> document[1] clarifying intended differences, and externally, in the
>> form of some presentation on the web sites themselves that makes
>> it clear to a visitor what's going on. (Which can also be discussed
>> at the wiki page in footnote [1].)
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>> == Intended differences between m.c and m.o ==
>>
>> If you know of an existing document that can be made public, please
>> post it or its URL to the page/wiki listed at footnote [1].
>>
>> == Web presentation of the differences between m.c and m.o ==
>>
>> * Could be a box.
>> * Could be titled "Check out our sister site Mozilla.org" on m.c
>> and vice-versa on m.o.
>> * If designed carefully, the box could achieve its primary purpose
>> (the m.c/m.o distinction) while also covering several other sister
>> sites as a secondary purpose.
>> * Maybe a mini-navigator box:
>> ** Talks about several sister sites and their relationship;
>> ** Contains links to each;
>> ** Highlights which one you're at;
>> ** Perhaps is usable at all the sites mentioned.
>> * Box text should probably be tailored to the target audience of
>> each site.
>>
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>> [1] Perhaps 
>> http://wiki.mozdev.org:8080/cgi-bin/mozdev-wiki.pl?ProjectMarketing/ComVsOrg 
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