A group of Firefox advocates from Massachusetts is offering website publishers and bloggers $1 for each Internet Explorer visitor to their sites they can convince to switch to the Mozilla Firefox browser.
This comes after Google’s recent $1 referral payout for people who install Firefox with the Google toolbar.
The four anti-Microsoft activists from Massachusetts have developed a series of free scripts that website owners can add to their sites that will detect whether visitors are running Internet Eplorer. Depending on the script, the website will either show a splash page telling them to switch to Firefox or it will put a big switch banner at the top of the page.
The group explains its actions in an open letter on their website.
“Firefox is one of the most important software applications in the world because it can play a big part in determining the future of the web. It is crucial that an open-source, standards-based web browser becomes the most popular browser, and Firefox has a shot at being that.”, they say.
Another interesting development in the life of Firefox. I wonder how much it will help in the spreading of Firefox and the demise of Internet Explorer.
Check their website: Explorer Destroyer.