Tapping into a new revenue source, Ubuntu Linux's corporate backer Canonical has signed a partnership to use Yahoo's search results by default in the version of Firefox it ships.
The move takes a page from the Mozilla playbook. Firefox is set up by default to send search traffic to Google, and the majority of Mozilla's revenue--$79 million in 2008--is a portion of any resulting search-ad revenue.
"Canonical has negotiated a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! and this revenue will help Canonical to provide developers and resources to continue the open development of Ubuntu and … Read more