San Francisco, 25th January 2004 – The Mozilla Foundation (NASDAQ: MOZ) announced today that its ground-breaking Firefox browser would be renamed “FoxGoo” with immediate effect.
“With lead developer Ben Goodger now being paid by Google, it seemed an ideal time to rebrand. Again.” commented Mitchell Baker, the project’s Chief Name Changer. “We feel that the name ‘FoxGoo’ more clearly represents our commitment to standards, innovation and choice of integrated search on the Internet. Well, maybe not the ‘choice’ part.”
“Google have decided that it would be much easier to get some mindshare from Firefox’s, I mean FoxGoo’s success than develop their own browser. I, for one, welcome our new non-evil search overlords”, said Asa Dotzler, the Foundation’s head of QA, Community Relations and Beard Studies.
Godzilla could not be reached for comment yesterday.