Matt Assay is suggesting Mozilla should be more like Eclipse, specifically in terms of promoting commercial development on top of Firefox.
Well sometimes I wish Eclipse was more like Mozilla. 🙂 Things like SpreadFirefox, the scale of Firefox adoption and the revenue Mozilla generates is fantastic. Something I wish we could emulate at Eclipse.
However, I do think the Eclipse community has done a nice job of promoting the commercial adoption of the Eclipse platform and we all benefit from the ecosystem that has been developed. Is this something that could also benefit Mozilla?
IMO, Mozilla, Apache and Eclipse all have slightly different models for building open source communities and I think we can all learn from each other.