about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
2012 – A Year in Review
Happy New Year! Or as a passionate Webmaker would say, </2012><2013>! In the last twelve months, we’ve reached so many goals and we were proud to share our success with you. Thanks to you and our awesome community members, it’s been a big year. Will Kahn-Greene, who works on the SUMO project, has posted some interesting statistics about who created the most SUMO-related bugs, and more! For example, users submitted 938 Bugs, 201 of them were submitted by Ricardo Rosario and 1025 bugs were fixed in total. But the ReMo project also filled 2012 with success – and with over 945 events (that’s 2 events per day!). William Quiviger also recalls the past year in his Mozilla Reps 2012 Recap.
The Firefox OS App Days
If you’ve already heard about the upcoming Firefox OS for mobiles, you probably can’t wait to get your hands on it. And if you’re a developer, you probably can’t wait to get your own HTML5 apps on it. But here’s the good news: The waiting now comes to an end, thanks to the Firefox OS App Days. In over 20 locations around the world, you can get educated and inspired to work on apps and submit them to the Firefox Marketplace. This is also a great opportunity for local developers to showcase their apps. To conclude the evening, you’ll get pizza and beer! So join us to celebrate Firefox OS and start building apps for the Firefox Marketplace.
Individual Action, Global Impact – The Firefox Challenge
Although the holiday season is over, it’s never too late to be generous! The second annual Firefox Challenge, a competition to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes, will end in less than two days. People like you have already donated thousands of dollars and to top it off, Mozilla will donate a total of $100,000 to the causes of fundraisers that raise the most. This makes it the definitely greatest grassroots crowd funding challenge ever, and you can be a part of it.
Fireside Chat with Mitchell Baker
Pascal Finette had a Mozilla Fireside Chat with the Chairperson of Mozilla, Mitchell Baker. The 70 minute long talk covered topics ranging from project governance to Firefox OS. This is the first in a series of Fireside chats, driven by community questions for Mozilla leaders and creators. If you’re a registered Mozillian and want to know the thinking behind the Facebook Messenger integration into Firefox or what kind of role will Mozilla play in protecting the Web, you can listen to the full interview on Air Mozilla.
Mac OS X Integration with Firefox
If you’re using a Mac, you may probably know that Firefox runs fast and is stable. It’s perfect – well, almost. With the help of the Mozilla Community, Jared Wein compiled a list with possible improvements, like the Keychain support, the rubbery edge bounce, dictation support, Airplay and more. This spring, many of these features will be added. The team also focuses on multitouch/gesture support. If you know any gestures you’d like to have added, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on his blog post.
Photo of the Week
German Mozillians in Berlin during the first meetup this year (by Sören Hentzschel)
Meet Some Mozillians
Mozilla says bonjour to Matt Brubeck. Read more about how he contributes to Mozilla.
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
07 Jan 2013 Jan Bambach