From:  Nguyễn Hà Dương <>
Date:  08 May 2014 20:13:27 Hong Kong Time

Re: Mozilla Trading Vietnam



El 05/08/2014 01:33 PM, Anh Van Phuong escribió:
> Ho Chi Minh City,
> Mozilla Trading should open a company in Vietnam: Mozilla Trading Vietnam
> Love love Mozilla Trading

I'm a Mozilla voluntary contributor, so I don't speak on behalf of
Mozilla itself.  Here is what I know about Mozilla:

tldr; Mozilla is essentially NOT a company.  Thus there'd be no Mozilla
company opened in Vietnam in a foreseenable future.  If the community in
Vietnam is strong enough, there might be chance we can request Mozilla
to open an *office* in Hanoi and/or Ho Chi Minh City for contribution to
Mozilla community.

Mozilla is a non-profit organization, founded for public interest, (not
strictly speaking) consisting of 2 overlapped entities: Mozilla
Foundation and Mozilla Corporation.  To quote the founding
announcement[1] of Mozilla Corporation:

> Unlike the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, the Mozilla Corporation
> will be a taxable entity (that is, a for-profit rather than a
> non-profit) but the Foundation is eager to emphasise that it will
> pursue the same public benefit goals as the Foundation itself and
> will not be driven purely by revenue goals.

> The Mozilla Foundation will ultimately control the activities of the
> Mozilla Corporation and will retain its 100 percent ownership of the
> new subsidiary. Any profits made by the Mozilla Corporation will be
> invested back into the Mozilla project. There will be no
> shareholders, no stock options will be issued and no dividends will
> be paid. The Mozilla Corporation will not be floating on the stock
> market and it will be impossible for any company to take over or buy
> a stake in the subsidiary. The Mozilla Foundation will continue to
> own the Mozilla trademarks and other intellectual property and will
> license them to the Mozilla Corporation. The Foundation will also
> continue to govern the source code repository and control who is
> allowed to check in.

Please note that in there are special cases in some countries (like
China, ...) in which they do have Mozilla local companies.  This is due
to specific local regulations and law, e.g. a company must be
established for certain kinds of public activity to proceed.

Best regards,
Duong Nguyen ("Nguyễn Hà Dương" in Vietnamese, 「グエンヤン」 in Japanese)
Public Key:
"Life is a hack"

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