Ever since Mitchell Baker’s introduction (http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/mitchell/archives/2007/04/) that brought me back to the Mozilla community after a long sabatical of sorts (http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9723757-7.html), it has been hectic over here in Beijing.
Mozilla’s new presence in China will be officially open for “business” in the June/July time frame as basic operations are being bootstrapped. Our new office is located in Tsinghua Science Park just outside the main gate of Tsinghua University, in the heart of the high-tech scene in northwest Beijing. We are now looking for a few passionate individuals with expertises in business development, marketing and communications, and Internet software technologies.
The new company, which we refer to in English as Mozilla Online Ltd. and in Chinese shorthand as 谋智网络, has a longish official name in Chinese: Beijing Mou-Zhi Network Technologies Ltd. or 北京谋智网络技术有限公司. The words Mou-Zhi in Chinese (谋智) means “seeking wisdom“. Mozilla Online shares the same vision of the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corp., with its goals being increasing adoption of the Firefox browser and other relevant products and technologies in China, building local developer and user communities, developing local partnerships, and participating in and helping to advance the state of art of open source software in China.
As we work out the right priorities for the coming months, year, and beyond, we will be looking to you, the Mozilla and open source community at large, and to thought leaders in China and elsewhere in the world, to participate and provide input. As the operation ramps up, we look forward to your insight, advice, and help. I will continue to use this space to keep you abreast of all the exciting development coming out of China in the future.
Li Gong 宫力
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