Mitchell's blog post about Mozilla's future has a very interesting tidbit that may go unnoticed. I'll post it here so it gets a little more attention:
We've just renewed our agreement with Google for an additional three years. This agreement now ends in November of 2011 rather than November of 2008, so we have stability in income.
The past deals with Google spanned periods of 2 years, so not only we have secured income with our biggest partner, but we have secured it for a longer period of time.
This, on top of ground-breaking recent announcements such as TraceMonkey, the concept series and Ubiquity — along with increased localization efficiency — demonstrate our ability to innovate and execute on a global scale. Combine this with a secured revenue stream, and we're ready to kick ass for the long term!