In this issue…
- Why We Need Firefox
- Building a Community Phonebook
- Reinvent TV News Online
- Celebrating Firefox in Argentina
- Help Us Review Add-ons
- Learn How Promote Firefox & Mozilla
- Upcoming events
- Community Calendar
- About about:mozilla
Why We Need Firefox
Last week Glyn Moody wrote about Why We Need Firefox and his thoughts are inspiring for everyone involved in advancing Mozilla’s mission. The article highlights that “in one important respect, Firefox is different from other browsers. That’s because it’s produced by an organisation not out to make as much dosh as possible, but to preserve and promote the Open Web. That, in its turn, leads it to take very different decisions from conventional companies.”
Building a Community Phonebook
Gerv Markham has put together a screencast showing a prototype community phonebook he is building. He wants the phonebook to help make Mozilla feel smaller by creating an easy way to learn who is involved, what they do and how to connect with them. Check it out and sign up now to be notified when you can use the new site.
Reinvent TV News Online
Recently, we’ve seen a huge change in video online, but stories with video online today look pretty much the same as local TV news 20 years ago. This is something we hope to change with the first Knight Mozilla news innovation challenge topic. Help us answer the question: how can new web video tools transform news storytelling?
Celebrating Firefox in Argentina
As you might have heard, Firefox 4 celebrations have been echoing across the globe since the release, with organized parties in various countries. Tara Shahian writes about and posts pictures from a launch party in Argentina she went to that was absolutely amazing, a little overwhelming, and totally inspiring. She was also joined by Matthew Zeier, better known as mrz, who also shares his experience!
Help us Review Add-ons
Help us get new and updated add-ons available for people to use by joining us as an AMO Editor. If you’re an add-on developer and want to help us, visit the AMO Editors page and learn how to apply. You’ll help people get cool add-ons and you’ll gain a ton of development experience while you’re at it.
Learn How to Promote Firefox & Mozilla
Every two weeks Mozillians who like to focus on promoting Mozilla and Firefox come together to discuss timely marketing projects and news. Please join us tomorrow May 11th at 10 a.m. PDT/18:00 UTC/19:00 CET by phone or Air Mozilla to share your hard work or learn how to get involved. You can find the agenda and call details here. If you can’t make it, you can also join our mailing list for continued discussion.
* May, the world, Firefox Launch Parties
* May 11, Mountain View, California, San Francisco Selenium Meetup
* May 13, the web, Aurora Bug Day
* May 13 – 14, Fortaleza, Brazil, BrazilJS
* May 21 – 31, Huajuapan de León, Mexico, Kids on Computers Summit
For an up-to-date list of the coming week’s Mozilla project meetings and events, please see the Mozilla Community Calendar wiki page. Notes from previous meetings are linked to through the Calendar as well.
about:mozilla is by, for and about the Mozilla community, focusing on major news items related to all aspects of the Mozilla Project. The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and will be published every Tuesday.
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10 May 2011