I want to briefly draw to wider attention a very insightful thing that Pejman Pour-Moezzi, one of the Mozilla interns, said during his show-and-tell presentation at the end of the weekly Mozilla Status Update broadcast on Air Mozilla (starting 28:50 in). It went something like this:
“Google, Apple and Microsoft provide good user experience as a means to the end of making money. Mozilla uses money as the means to the end of giving people a good user experience.”
I think some variant of this should be a key part of our explanations to our friends about why and how Mozilla is different.