firefox made $72 million
so there is a way that one can make money from offering an open source app. Apparently mozilla made $72 million from advertising. everytime you use the search field that it is integrated into the browser and you select any of the add content mozilla gets about 80 percent of the money made from the transaction. google makes the other twenty percent. not a bad way to make some real money. so now what is better, training your whole life and giving up countless hours in agonizing pain to become the next sports star or create a killer app, and make some good business connections. there is just a little less work and time to make all that money, especially if you are the mastermind of the entire idea and have a top notch team do all the developing. you can sit back and watch the money flow in. then you can spend a lot more time on important things like your family or traveling around the world. nice.