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weblink}}| former_name = }}(File:Typeface Simple Zilla Slab.png|thumb|right|Zilla Slab, Mozilla’s typeface since 2017)Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape. The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards, with only minor exceptions.For exceptions, see "Values" section below The community is supported institutionally by the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation and its tax-paying subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.WEB,weblink About the Mozilla Corporation, Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla's products include the Firefox web browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, Firefox OS mobile operating system, Bugzilla bug tracking system, Gecko layout engine, Pocket "read-it-later-online" service, and others.WEB,weblink Mozilla Acquires Pocket – The Mozilla Blog, The Mozilla Blog, 26 June 2018,

History

On January 23, 1998, Netscape made two announcements: first, that Netscape Communicator would be free; second, that the source code would also be free.WEB, Freeing the Source: The Story of Mozilla,weblink Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution, 2016-05-01, One day later Jamie Zawinski, from Netscape, registered {{mono|mozilla.org}}.WEB, Mozilla.org WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info,weblink DomainTools, 1 May 2016, The project took its name, "Mozilla", after the original code-name of the Netscape Navigator browser — a portmanteau of "Mosaic and Godzilla",BOOK, Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark: The Founders of Netscape, Payment, S., 2007, Rosen Publishing Group, 978-1-4042-0719-6, books.google.co.uk/books?id=zyIvOn7sKCsC, and used to co-ordinate the development of the Mozilla Application Suite, the open-source version of Netscape's internet software, Netscape Communicator.WEB, wp.netscape.com/newsref/pr/newsrelease577.html, Netscape Announces mozilla.org, a Dedicated Team and Web Site Supporting Development of Free Client Source Code, Netscape, 2012-08-21, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20021004080737weblink">weblink October 4, 2002, NEWS,weblink Mac vendors ponder Netscape gambit., Macworld, 1 May 1998, 2012-08-19, Jamie Zawinski says he came up with the name "Mozilla" at a Netscape staff meeting.WEB, Zawinski, Jamie, nscp dorm, 1996,weblink 2007-10-12, WEB,weblink How was Mozilla born, Dave Titus with assistance from Andrew Wong, A small group of Netscape employees were tasked with coordination of the new community.File:Mozilla dinosaur head logo.png|thumb|Mozilla's former logo, as designed by Shepard FaireyShepard FaireyOriginally, Mozilla aimed to be a technology provider for companies, such as Netscape, who would commercialize their open-source code.WEB, Introduction to Mozilla Source Code,weblink Mozilla, 2012-08-18, However, mozilla.org wants to emphasize that these milestones are being produced for testing purposes only., When AOL (Netscape's parent company) greatly reduced its involvement with Mozilla in July 2003, the Mozilla Foundation was designated the legal steward of the project.WEB, mozilla.org Announces Launch of the Mozilla Foundation to Lead Open-Source Browser Efforts,weblink 2012-08-18, Soon after, Mozilla deprecated the Mozilla Suite in favor of creating independent applications for each function, primarily the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird email client, and moved to supply them directly to the public.WEB,weblink mozilla development roadmap, 2009-08-02, Eich, Brendan, Brendan Eich, David Hyatt, Dave Hyatt, April 2, 2003, Mozilla, Mozilla's activities have since expanded to include Firefox on mobile platforms (primarily Android),WEB, Better Browsing on Your Android Smartphone,weblink AllThingsD, 2012-08-18, a mobile OS called Firefox OS,WEB, Mozilla Releases Test Version of Firefox OS,weblink PC Magazine, 2012-08-18, a web-based identity system called Mozilla Persona and a marketplace for HTML5 applications.WEB, Mozilla Marketplace is live, lets you run web apps like desktop programs,weblink Engadget, 2012-08-18, In a report released in November 2012, Mozilla reported that their total revenue for 2011 was $163 million, which was up 33% from $123 million in 2010. Mozilla noted that roughly 85% of their revenue comes from their contract with Google.WEB,weblink November 15, 2012, Lardinois, Frederic, Mozilla Releases Annual Report For 2011: Revenue Up 33% To $163M, Majority From Google, techcrunch.com, At the end of 2013, Mozilla announced a deal with Cisco Systems whereby Firefox would download and use a Cisco-provided binary build of an open sourceWEB,weblink cisco/openh264 · GitHub, github.com, 2014-04-05, codec to play the proprietary H.264 video format.WEB,weblink Mozilla will add H.264 to Firefox as Cisco makes eleventh-hour push for WebRTC’s future — Tech News and Analysis, gigaom.com, 2014-04-05, WEB,weblink Cisco to release open-source H.264 codec, Mozilla makes tactical retreat – TechRepublic, techrepublic.com, 2014-04-05, As part of the deal, Cisco would pay any patent licensing fees associated with the binaries that it distributes. Mozilla's CTO, Brendan Eich, acknowledged that this is "not a complete solution" and isn't "perfect".WEB,weblink Video Interoperability on the Web Gets a Boost From Cisco’s H.264 Codec, Of course, this is not a not a complete solution. In a perfect world, codecs, like other basic Internet technologies such as TCP/IP, HTTP, and HTML, would be fully open and free, An employee in Mozilla's video formats team, writing in an unofficial capacity, justifiedWEB,weblink Comments on Cisco, Mozilla, and H.264, By endorsing Cisco's plan, there's no getting around the fact that we've caved on our principles. That said, principles can't replace being in a practical position to make a difference in the future., - Christopher Montgomery wrote in a personal capacity but works for Mozilla in their codecs team it by the need to maintain their large user base, which would be necessary in future battles for truly free video formats.In December 2013, Mozilla announced funding for the development of non-free gamesWEB,weblink Game Creator Challenge -Contest Terms and Conditions, - submissions to the "amateur" category have to be released as free software, but not for the other two categories through its Game Creator Challenge. However, even those games that may be released under a non-free software or open source license must be made with open web technologies and Javascript as per the work criteria outlined in the announcement.In January 2017 the company rebranded away from its dinosaur logo in favor of a logo that includes a "://" character sequence from a URL, with the revamped logo: "moz://a".WEB,weblink Mozilla Rebrands Itself With A New Logo: No Dinosaurs Involved, Chris, Loterina, 19 January 2017, 26 June 2018,

Eich CEO promotion controversy

On March 24, 2014, Mozilla promoted Brendan Eich to the role of CEO. This led to boycotts and protests from the LGBT community and its supporters, as Eich previously donated US$1,000WEB, Los Angeles Times – Brendan Eich contribution to Proposition 8,weblink latimes.com, 2014-07-01, in 2008 in support of California's Proposition 8, a California ballot proposition and state constitutional amendment in opposition to same-sex marriage.WEB,weblink Gay Firefox developers boycott Mozilla to protest CEO hire [Updated] | Ars Technica, arstechnica.com, 2014-04-05, Eich's donation first became public knowledge in 2012, while he was Mozilla’s chief technical officer, leading to angry responses on Twitter—including the use of the hashtag "#wontworkwithbigots".WEB, Tech Celeb Makes Prop-8 Donation; Internet Goes Berserk,weblink BetaBeat, BetaBeat, 2014-04-28, Kelly Faircloth, 9 April 2012, Protests also emerged in 2014 following the announcement of Eich's appointment as CEO of Mozilla. U.S. companies OkCupid and CREDO Mobile received media coverage for their objections, with the former asking its users to boycott the browser,WEB, Screenshot of OkCupid's statement towards Firefox users,weblink huffingtonpost.com, 2014-07-01, while Credo amassed 50,000 signatures for a petition that called for Eich's resignation.Due to the controversy, Eich voluntarily stepped down on April 3, 2014WEB, FAQ on CEO Resignation,weblink The Mozilla Blog, 2015-04-20, and Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of Mozilla Corporation, posted a statement on the Mozilla blog: "We didn't move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality."WEB, Baker, Mitchell, Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO,weblink mozilla blog, Mozilla, 2014-04-04, 3 April 2014, Eich's resignation promoted a backlash as he seemed to have been forced out of the companyweblink" title="www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2014/04/05/backlash-against-brendan-eich-crossed-a-lineweblink">weblink co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan had also donated $500WEB, opensecrets.org listing of Sam Yagan's contributions to political candidates,weblink opensecrets.org, 2014-07-01, to Republican candidate Chris Cannon who proceeded to vote for multiple measures viewed as "anti-gay", including the banning of same-sex marriage.WEB, ontheissues.org listing of votes cast by Chris Cannon,weblink ontheissues.org, 2014-07-01, WEB, ontheissues.org listing of votes cast on the permanency of the Patriot Act,weblink ontheissues.org, 2014-07-01, Yagan claims he did not know about Cannon's stance on gay rights and that his contribution was due to the candidate being the ranking Republican participating in the House subcommittee that oversaw Internet and Intellectual Property matters.WEB, Levintova, Hannah, OkCupid's CEO Donated to an Anti-Gay Campaign Once, Too,weblink Hanna Levintova article on motherjones.com, motherjones.com, 2014-07-01, 7 April 2014, WEB, Lee, Stephanie M., OKCupid CEO once donated to anti-gay politician,weblink Stephanie M. Lee's blog on sfgate.com, sfgate.com, 2014-07-01, 8 April 2014, WEB, The Hypocrisy Of Sam Yagan & OkCupid,weblink uncrunched.com blog, uncrunched.com, 2014-07-01, 6 April 2014, WEB, Bellware, Kim, OKCupid Publicly Rips Mozilla: 'We Wish Them Nothing But Failure',weblink Kim Bellware article on huffingtonpost.com, huffingtonpost.com, 2014-07-01, 31 March 2014, Reader comments on articles that were published close to the events were divided between support for OkCupid's actions and opposition to them. Supporters claimed the boycott was justified and saw OkCupid's actions as a firm statement of opposition to intolerance towards the gay community. Opponents saw OkCupid's actions as hypocritical, since Eich is also the inventor of JavaScript, which is still required to browse OkCupid's website, and felt that users should not be punished for the actions of Mozilla and suspected that OkCupid's actions were a publicity stunt.EIDELSON>FIRST= JOSH, OkCupid's gay rights stunt has its limits: Taking a deeper look at the savvy ploy,weblinkpublisher= salon.comdate= 4 April 2014,

Values

According to Mozilla's manifesto,WEB,weblink Mozilla Manifesto, Mozilla.org, 2012-03-21, which outlines goals, principles, and a pledge, "The Mozilla project uses a community-based approach to create world-class open source software and to develop new types of collaborative activities". Mozilla's manifesto mentions only its beliefs in regards to the Internet and Internet privacy, and has no mention of any political or social viewpoints.

Pledge

According to the Mozilla Foundation:WEB, The Mozilla Manifesto,weblink 24 July 2015, {{blockquote|The Mozilla Foundation pledges to support the Mozilla Manifesto in its activities. Specifically, we will:
  • Build and enable open-source technologies and communities that support the Manifesto’s principles;
  • Build and deliver great consumer products that support the Manifesto’s principles;
  • Use the Mozilla assets (intellectual property such as copyrights and trademarks, infrastructure, funds, and reputation) to keep the Internet an open platform;
  • Promote models for creating economic value for the public benefit; and
  • Promote the Mozilla Manifesto principles in public discourse and within the Internet industry.
}}

Software

(File:Firefox Logo, 2017.svg|thumb|Firefox logo)

Firefox

Firefox is a web browser, and is Mozilla's flagship software product. It is available in both desktop and mobile versions. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.WEB, Gecko Layout Engine, download-firefox.org, July 17, 2008,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20101128150117weblink">weblink 2010-11-28, 2012-05-10, {{as of|2015|04|alt=As of late 2015}}, Firefox had approximately 10-11% of worldwide usage share of web browsers, making it the 4th most-used web browser.WEB,weblink Web Browser Market Share Trends, W3Counter, Awio Web Services LLC, 2012-05-10, WEB,weblink Top 5 Browsers, StatCounter Global Stats, StatCounter, 2012-05-10, WEB,weblink Web browsers (Global marketshare), Clicky, Roxr Software Ltd, 2012-05-10, Firefox began as an experimental branch of the Mozilla codebase by Dave Hyatt, Joe Hewitt and Blake Ross. They believed the commercial requirements of Netscape's sponsorship and developer-driven feature creep compromised the utility of the Mozilla browser.WEB,weblink Where Did Firefox Come From?, Goodger, Ben, Ben Goodger, Inside Firefox, February 6, 2006,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20110623034401weblink">weblink 2011-06-23, 2012-01-07, To combat what they saw as the Mozilla Suite's software bloat, they created a stand-alone browser, with which they intended to replace the Mozilla Suite.Firefox was originally named Phoenix but the name was changed so as to avoid trademark conflicts with Phoenix Technologies. The initially-announced replacement, Firebird, provoked objections from the Firebird project community.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070914035447weblink">weblink 2007-09-14, Mozilla browser becomes Firebird, 2013-06-10, IBPhoenix, We at IBPhoenix think that having a browser and a database with the same name in the same space will confuse the market, especially as browsers and databases are often used in the same applications, WEB,weblink Mozilla's Firebird gets wings clipped, 2007-01-30, May 6, 2003, Festa, Paul, CNET Networks, CNET, The current name, Firefox, was chosen on February 9, 2004.WEB,weblink Mozilla holds 'fire' in naming fight, 2007-01-24, Festa, Paul, February 9, 2004, CNET News,

Firefox Mobile

Firefox Mobile (codenamed Fennec) is the build of the Mozilla Firefox web browser for devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.Firefox Mobile uses the same Gecko layout engine as Mozilla Firefox. For example, version 1.0 used the same engine as Firefox 3.6, and the following release, 4.0, shared core code with Firefox 4.0. Its features include HTML5 support, Firefox Sync, add-ons support and tabbed browsing.WEB,weblink Mobile features, Mozilla, 2012-06-26, Firefox Mobile is currently available for Android 4.0.3 and above devices with an ARMv7 or x86 CPU.WEB,weblink Mobile System Requirements, WEB,weblink Firefox Mobile supported devices,

Firefox OS

Firefox OS (project name: Boot to Gecko also known as B2G) is an open source operating system that was developed by Mozilla to support HTML5 apps written using "open Web" technologies rather than platform-specific native APIs. The concept behind Firefox OS is that all user-accessible software will be HTML5 applications, that use Open Web APIs to access the phone's hardware directly via JavaScript.WEB,weblink Boot to Gecko Project, March 2012, Mozilla, 2012-03-30, Some devices using this OS includeWEB, Firefox OS – Devices & Availability,weblink Mozilla, 2015-12-30, en-US, Alcatel One Touch Fire, ZTE Open, and LG Fireweb. Mozilla announced the end of Firefox OS development in December 2015.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform email and news client developed by the volunteers of the Mozilla Community.On July 16, 2012, Mitchell Baker announced that Mozilla's leadership had come to the conclusion that on-going stability was the most important thing for Thunderbird and that innovation in Thunderbird was no longer a priority for Mozilla. In that update Baker also suggested that Mozilla had provided a pathway for community to innovate around Thunderbird if the community chooses.WEB, Thunderbird: Stability and Community Innovation {{!, Mitchell's Blog|url =weblink|website = blog.lizardwrangler.com|accessdate = 2015-04-20}}

SeaMonkey

(File:SeaMonkey.png|thumb|left|SeaMonkey logo)SeaMonkey (formerly the Mozilla Application Suite) is a free and open-source cross platform suite of Internet software components including a web browser component, a client for sending and receiving email and Usenet newsgroup messages, an HTML editor (Mozilla Composer) and the ChatZilla IRC client.On March 10, 2005, the Mozilla Foundation announced that it would not release any official versions of Mozilla Application Suite beyond 1.7.x, since it had now focused on the standalone applications Firefox and Thunderbird.WEB,weblink Two discontinued browsers, LWN.net, 21 December 2005, 2012-08-19, SeaMonkey is now maintained by the SeaMonkey Council, which has trademarked the SeaMonkey name with help from the Mozilla Foundation.WEB,weblink SeaMonkey trademarks registered!, kairo.at, 2007-05-22, 2013-06-10, The Mozilla Foundation provides project hosting for the SeaMonkey developers.{{Clear}}

Bugzilla

(File:Buggie.svg|thumb|Bugzilla logo)Bugzilla is a web-based general-purpose bug tracking system, which was released as open source software by Netscape Communications in 1998 along with the rest of the Mozilla codebase, and is currently stewarded by Mozilla. It has been adopted by a variety of organizations for use as a bug tracking system for both free and open-source software and proprietary projects and products, including the Mozilla Foundation, the Linux kernel, GNOME, KDE, Red Hat, Novell, Eclipse and LibreOffice.WEB, Bugzilla Installation List,weblink 2014-09-18,

Pocket

(File:Pocket_App_Logo.png|thumb|Pocket App Logo)On February 27, 2017, Pocket announced that it had been acquired by Mozilla Corporation, the commercial arm of Firefox's non-profit development group.WEB,weblink Pocket (service), 27 April 2018, 26 June 2018, Wikipedia, It is an application and web service for managing a reading list of articles from the Internet. It is available for macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kobo eReaders, and web browsers. The application was originally intended only for desktop computers.WEB,weblink Pocket (service), 27 April 2018, 26 June 2018, Wikipedia,

Components

NSS

Network Security Services (NSS) comprises a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. NSS provides a complete open-source implementation of crypto libraries supporting SSL and S/MIME. NSS was previously tri-licensed under the Mozilla Public License 1.1, the GNU General Public License, and the GNU Lesser General Public License, but upgraded to GPL-compatible MPL 2.0.AOL, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems/Oracle Corporation, Google and other companies and individual contributors have co-developed NSS and it is used in a wide range of non-Mozilla products including Evolution, Pidgin, and LibreOffice.

SpiderMonkey

SpiderMonkey is the original JavaScript engine developed by Brendan Eich when he invented JavaScript in 1995 as a developer at Netscape. It became part of the Mozilla product family when Mozilla inherited Netscape's code-base in 1998. In 2011, Eich transferred the nominal ownership of the SpiderMonkey code and project to Dave Mandelin.WEB
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, New JavaScript Engine Module Owner, 21 June 2011
, Brendan, Eich, Brendan Eich, BrendanEich.com,
SpiderMonkey is a cross-platform engine written in C++ which implements ECMAScript, a standard developed from JavaScript.WEB,weblink Bugzilla@Mozilla, Bug 759422 – Remove use of e4x in account creation, 2012-08-17, 2012-08-18, It comprises an interpreter, several just-in-time compilers, a decompiler and a garbage collector. Products which embed SpiderMonkey include Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and many non-Mozilla applications.WEB,weblink Mozilla Developer Network, SpiderMonkey, 2012-08-15, 2012-08-18,

Rhino

Rhino is an open source JavaScript engine managed by the Mozilla Foundation. It is developed entirely in Java. Rhino converts JavaScript scripts into Java classes. Rhino works in both compiled and interpreted mode.WEB,weblink Rhino History, Mozilla Foundation, 2008-03-20,

Gecko

Gecko is a layout engine that supports web pages written using HTML, SVG, and MathML. Gecko is written in C++ and uses NSPR for platform independence. Its source code is licensed under the Mozilla Public License.Firefox uses Gecko both for rendering web pages and for rendering its user interface. Gecko is also used by Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and many non-Mozilla applications.

Rust

Rust is a compiled programming language being developed by Mozilla Research. It is designed for safety, concurrency, and performance. Rust is intended for creating large and complex software which needs to be both safe against exploits and fast.Rust is being used in an experimental layout engine, Servo, which is developed by Mozilla and Samsung. Servo is not used in any consumer-oriented browsers yet. However, the Servo project developers plan for parts of the Servo source code to be merged into Gecko, and Firefox, incrementally.WEB, Roadmap,weblink 10 May 2016, WEB, Larabel, Michael, Servo Continues Making Progress For Shipping Components In Gecko, Browser.html,weblink Phoronix.com, 10 May 2016,

XULRunner

XULRunner is a software platform and technology experiment by Mozilla, that allows applications built with the same technologies used by Firefox extensions (XPCOM, Javascript, HTML, CSS, XUL) to be run natively as desktop applications, without requiring Firefox to be installed on the user's machine. XULRunner binaries are available for the Windows, GNU/Linux and OS X operating systems, allowing such applications to be effectively cross platform.

pdf.js

Pdf.js is a library developed by Mozilla that allows in-browser rendering of pdf documents using the HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript. It is included by default in recent versions of Firefox, allowing the browser to render pdf documents without requiring an external plugin; and it is available separately as an extension named "PDF Viewer" for Firefox for Android, SeaMonkey, and the Firefox versions which don't include it built-in. It can also be included as part of a website's scripts, to allow pdf rendering for any browser that implements the required HTML5 features and can run JavaScript.

Shumway

Shumway is an open source replacement for the Adobe Flash Player, developed by Mozilla since 2012, using open web technologies as a replacement for Flash technologies. It uses Javascript and HTML5 Canvas elements to render Flash and execute Actionscript. It is included by default in Firefox Nightly and can be installed as an extension for any recent version of Firefox. The current implementation is limited in its capabilities to render Flash content outside simple projects.

Other activities

Mozilla VR

Mozilla VR is a team focused on bringing Virtual reality tools, specifications, and standards to the open Web.WEB,weblink Mozilla VR, Mozilla VR, 2016-10-27, Mozilla VR maintains A-Frame (VR), a web framework for building VR experiences, and works on advancing WebVR support within web browsers.

Mozilla Persona

Mozilla Persona was a secure, cross-browser website authentication mechanism which allows a user to use a single username and password (or other authentication method) to log into multiple sites.{{Citation| title = Persona| url =weblink| publisher = Mozilla| deadurl = yes| archiveurl =weblink| archivedate = 2013-03-08| df = }} Mozilla Persona shut down on November 30, 2016.WEB,weblink Persona, Mozilla Developer Network, 2016-10-27,

Mozilla Location Service

This open source crowdsourced geolocation service was started by Mozilla in 2013 and offers a free API.

Webmaker

Mozilla Webmaker is Mozilla's educational initiative, Webmaker's goal is to "help millions of people move from using the web to making the web." As part of Mozilla’s non-profit mission, Webmaker aims "to help the world increase their understanding of the web, take greater control of their online lives, and create a more web literate planet."{{Citation | title = About Mozilla Webmaker | url =weblink| publisher = Mozilla}}WEB,weblink Mozilla Webmaker Teaches You to Build Web Sites, Apps, and More, Alan Henry, Gawker Media, Lifehacker,

Mozilla Developer Network

Mozilla maintains a comprehensive developer documentation website called the Mozilla Developer Network which contains information about web technologies including HTML, CSS, SVG, JavaScript, as well Mozilla-specific information. In addition, Mozilla publishes a large number of videos about web technologies and the development of Mozilla projects on the Air Mozilla website.WEB,weblink Air Mozilla, Mozilla Wiki, WEB,weblink Air Mozilla Reboot, Phase I,

Common Voice

In July 2017, Mozilla launched the project Common Voice to help make voice recognition open to everyone.WEB,weblink Mozilla is crowdsourcing voice recognition to make AI work for the people, Vincent, James, 2017-07-27, The Verge, 2017-07-30, Visitors to the website can donate their voice to help build an open-source voice recognition engine that anyone can use to make apps for devices and the web that make use of voice recognition. The website allows visitors to read a sentence to help the machine system learn how real people speak, as well as validate the read sentences of other people.Mozilla publishes Common Voice data sets under a CC-0 license.WEB,weblink Datasets, Common Voice, Mozilla, 13 Jul 2018,

In Real Life (IRL)

On June 26, 2017, Mozilla launched its own podcast named "In Real Life" (IRL) that explores popular stories from the web that deal with issues of the internet that affect society as a whole.NEWS,weblink Mozilla launching a new podcast to be hosted by Veronica Belmont, Neowin, 2017-08-04, en,

Community

The Mozilla Community consists of over 40,000 active contributors from across the globe{{Citation needed|date = July 2015}}. It includes both paid employees and volunteers who work towards the goals set forth in the Mozilla Manifesto. Many of the sub-communities in Mozilla have formed around localization efforts for Mozilla Firefox, and the Mozilla web properties.

Local communities

(File:London Mozilla Workspace.jpg|thumb|Mozilla spaces, London)There are a number of sub-communities that exist based on their geographical locations, where contributors near each other work together on particular activities, such as localization, marketing, PR and user support.In 2017, Mozilla created a Wireless Innovation for Network Security (WINS)WEB,weblink A $2 Million Prize to Decentralize the Web. Apply Today – The Mozilla Blog, The Mozilla Blog, en-US, 2018-02-09, challenge that awarded a total of $2 million in prize money to innovators who used its decentralized design to create wireless solutions for post-natural disaster internet access. This challenge also envisioned to connect communities which lacked internet access.

Mozilla Reps

(File:Mozilla Reps Logo.svg|thumb|right|Mozilla Reps logo)The Mozilla Reps program aims to empower and support volunteer Mozillians who want to become official representatives of Mozilla in their region/locale.The program provides a simple framework and a specific set of tools to help Mozillians to organize and/or attend events, recruit and mentor new contributors, document and share activities, and support their local communities better.When joining the program, a Mozilla Rep agrees to take on the following responsibilities:
  • Represent Mozilla in their country/region
  • Promote the Mozilla Project and its mission
  • Build on and support existing/future local community efforts and programs
  • Inspire, recruit and support new contributors
  • Support and mentor future Mozilla Reps
  • Document clearly all their activities

Conferences and events

Mozilla Festival

File:Fireside Chat, Knight's Michael Maness and Dan Sinker - Flickr - Knight Foundation.jpg|thumb|right|Speakers from the Knight FoundationKnight FoundationThe Mozilla Festival is an annual event where hundreds of passionate people explore the Web, learn together and make things that can change the world. With the emphasis on making—the mantra of the Festival is "less yack, more hack." Journalists, coders, filmmakers, designers, educators, gamers, makers, youth and anyone else, from all over the world, are encouraged to attend, with attendees from more than 40 countries, working together at the intersection between freedom, the Web, and that years theme.The event revolves around design challenges which address key issues based on the chosen theme for that years festival. In previous years the Mozilla Festival has focused on Learning, and Media, with the 2012 festival being based around making. The titles of the festival revolve around the main theme, freedom (as in freedom of speech not free beer), and the Web.

MozCamps

MozCamps are the critical part of the Grow Mozilla initiative which aims to grow the Mozilla Community. These camps aim to bring core contributors from around the world together. They are intensive multi-day summits that include keynote speeches by Mozilla leadership, workshops and breakout sessions (led by paid and unpaid staff), and fun social outings. All of these activities combine to reward contributors for their hard work, engage them with new products and initiatives, and align all attendees on Mozilla's mission.

Mozilla Summit

Mozilla Summit was the global event with active contributors and Mozilla employees to develop a shared understanding of Mozilla's mission together. Over 2,000 people representing 90 countries and 114 languages gathered in Santa Clara, Toronto and Brussels in 2013. Mozilla had its last Summit in 2013 and replaced them with smaller all-hands where both employees and volunteers come together to collaborate.

See also

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