Clarifying mozilla.com versus mozilla.org

Bart Decrem bart at decrem.com
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:10:09 -0700


It's a long complicated story.  Bottom line: it would make an already 
complex and tricky application for tax exemption significantly less 
likely to succeed.

Yes, moz.com should point to moz.org.

Bart

Duane Fahey wrote:

> 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.
>>
>> 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].)
>>>
>>> == 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.
>>>
>>> ----
>>>
>>> [1] Perhaps 
>>> http://wiki.mozdev.org:8080/cgi-bin/mozdev-wiki.pl?ProjectMarketing/ComVsOrg 
>>>
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