About Us

Established in 2003, guided by the Mozilla Manifesto, the Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible to all.

Source Code

All Mozilla software is open source and free software. This means that it is not only available for download free of charge, but you have access to the source code and may modify and redistribute our software subject to certain restrictions.

For more details, please read about our source code license and software licensing policy.


Although our code is free, it is very important that we strictly enforce our trademark rights, in order to be able to protect our users against people who use the marks to commit fraud. This means that, while you have considerable freedom to redistribute and modify our software, there are tight restrictions on your ability to use the Mozilla names and logos in ways which fall in the domain of trademark law, even when built into binaries that we provide.

For more detail on our trademark licensing, see our Mozilla Trademark Guidelines. If you still have questions after reading the policy, please contact trademark-permissions@mozilla.org.

Website Content

Mozilla website content (i.e. text and pictures, not look and feel) is generally licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-SA) licenses. User-generated content, such as comments on our blog posts, are also generally made available under CC-SA, but different Mozilla websites (such as addons.mozilla.org) may allow users to choose other licenses for content that they upload to our sites.

For more details, see the policy on each individual website.

Website Code

You may use the HTML and CSS files on www.mozilla.org or other mozilla.org websites for your web site - as long as you don't use the visual design or style (the colors, gradients, fonts, etc.). In other words, you can use the HTML and/or CSS code, but your page should not look like you took Mozilla's page and dropped in your logo. This does not grant you any right to use the trademarks, trade names, service marks, or trade dress of the Mozilla Foundation.

Executable Software

Executable software binaries released by the Mozilla Project, such as Firefox and Thunderbird, are made available under the terms of the MPL. On some proprietary, non-free platforms, necessary binary components subject to other licenses may be included in the installer, as explained in this policy.

Informative, Not Authoritative

This page is designed to inform, not to be the final, authoritative reference. If you're looking to reuse or redistribute something Mozilla has created, always check the licensing in the thing itself (for example, in the footer of a web page, or in the "About" box of software) after you've looked at this document.

In case of a conflict between this document and other documents (for example, if this document and the header file of a particular source code file conflict) the other document should take precedence. If you do discover such a conflict, please notify licensing@mozilla.org so we can fix it.


If, after reading all the above carefully, you have a further question about the licensing terms of anything created by the Mozilla project, please send the question to licensing@mozilla.org.