about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
There is Something Magical about Firefox OS
Firefox OS, the new mobile operating system developed by Mozillians around the word, is the start of something huge. A revolution in waiting, a breath of fresh air, a culmination of bleeding-edge technology, as Rob Hawkes says. As somebody who loves Web technologies, he spent lots of time working on the mobile operating system and faced plenty of challenges. In his latest blog post, he talks about the Firefox OS project, what it stands for, what’s upcoming and why it’s so magical.
The All New SUMO
Although Firefox is definitely one of the most reliable browsers, users might encounter some problems. Luckily, the Mozilla Support site which is being mostly run by volunteers offers lots of helpful articles. For the last nine months, the SUMO team has been working on a new way to let users access the content and they came up with an all-changing layout which makes finding solutions and helping other people easier than ever before. Learn more about what’s changed for you and how to start using it in Kadir Topal’s blog post.
Search Engine Results Project
The very first thing a user who wants to download Firefox does is search for “Firefox”. Unfortunately, the search results sometimes contain links that don’t offer the most recent version of Firefox or even malware, causing them to receive a sub-optimal experience. You can help thousands of people find the perfect version of Firefox with the Search Engine Results Project. Help us improve the situation by reading about the project and contacting Laura Forrest if you are interested.
The Firefox Affiliates Facebook App
Thanks to the new Firefox Affiliates Facebook Application, sharing your favorite browser with your friends has now become just a matter of a few clicks! This handy app makes you able to create your very own banner saying why you love Firefox and helps spreading it across the globe. Chealsea Novak tells you how to start using it and maybe getting onto the Firefox Affiliates leader board.
Become a Speaker
The computer science club of the motivated contributor Russell Spivey will be hosting a Firefox build-fest for students who want to learn how to compile and contribute to Firefox and they are looking for… you! If you are a Firefox developer and want to attend the event, make sure to get in touch with and help him or even become a speaker at the event. If you are interested, leave him a message on the Mozillians Mailing list. If not, feel free to host your own event by following the instructions on webmaker.org.
Photo of the Week
Attendees of MozCamp EU 2012 in Warsaw, Poland
* September 19, San Francisco, California WebFWD Graduation
* September 25, St. Paul, MN Nagios World
* September 29, San Francisco, California MySQL Connect
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday. For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue, please contact: about-mozilla[at]mozilla[dot]com or send us a status message on mozilla.status.net or a tweet @aboutmozilla. You can also subscribe to the email version.
Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
18 Sep 2012 Jan Bambach