Firefox developer joins Google

Steve Rubel, one of this blogs’ favorite bloggers, reports that Firefox lead developer Ben Goodger has joined Google, as Goodger wrote on his blog:

As of January 10, 2005, my source of income changed from The Mozilla Foundation to Google, Inc. of Mountain View, California. My role with Firefox and the Mozilla project will remain largely unchanged, I will continue doing much the same work as I have described above – with the new goal of successful 1.1, 1.5 and 2.0 releases.

Rubel asks the million dollar question: What, if anything, does this do to the rumors that Google is developing a web browser based on Firefox?

Strengthen The Good Volume 1

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Strengthen the Good is a new network for distributed charity promotion, or as they describe themselves: “The power of weblogs for open-source charity.”

Because is a part of the STG network, I’m going to be posting each STG call to action that comes down the wire. Please consider taking a few minutes of your time and a few dollars of your valuable income to donate to any of the worthy causes outlined by Strengthen The Good, if you feel inclined.

Without further exposition, Strengthen The Good’s first charity is:

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation Of Venice Hurricane Charley Disaster Relief Fund

From STG’s description:

Here’s the issue: a burning charitable need at this moment is relief for people affected by Hurricane Charley. And while I very much want to highlight a Charley micro-charity, the fact is that the need right now is macro & incredibly macro. Fundamental needs: housing & water & huge quantities of baby formula & needs that are best met by macro charities such as the Red Cross, the Christian Contractors Association, and Salvation Army, and it’s going to be this way for some time.

Please help to Strengthen The Good.