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DECLASSIFIED INFORMATION: AND THE WINNER IS…

OPERATION FIREFOX HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN CLOSED BY HEADQUARTERS! THE WINNING PLANS HAVE BEEN SELECTED! IT IS TIME TO DECLASSIFY ALL INFORMATION!

FIRST PLACE GOES TO AGENT R.W. FROM GEORGIA TECH UNIVERSITY.
OPERATION FIREFOXOPERATION FIREFOX

OPERATION FIREFOX HQ INTERCEPTED THE FOLLOWING TRANSMISSION FROM AGENT R.W.

“MY PLAN BEGAN WHEN I SAW THE VAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE GATHERING IN OUR COMMUNITY TO RALLY AROUND THE SPORT OF FOOTBALL.  I KNEW THAT MOZILLA COULD APPEAR IN THIS CONTEXT AS A BEACON OF HOPE FOR IE-USERS.  I GATHERED TWO FRIENDS AND SET OUT TO CLIMB THE PINNACLE AT WHICH WE PLACED THE LOGO, A SYMBOL OF BRAVERY AND DETERMINATION IN A WORLD FILLED FEAR AND LACK OF PERSEVERANCE.  MY TWO TEAMMATES AND I GOT ON THE ROOL OF THE BUILDING THAT HOUSES THE JUMBOTRON, AND SCALED THE LADDERS TO THE TOP, ASSISTING EACH OTHER, AND KEEPING OUR PAYLOAD SAFE FROM THE ELEMENTS.  WE UNFURLED OUR BANNER AND AFFIXED IT TO THE CENTER OF THE STRUCTURE. THE NEXT DAY, AS THE MASSES BEGAN TO POUR IN, AUDIBLE COMMENTS WERE BEING MADE ABOUT THE DESIGN THAT WAS ABOVE THEIR SCREEN OF FOOTBALL HOLINESS.  MANY PEOPLE WERE ENLIGHTENED.  THE MONDAY AFTER, WE CLIMBED BACK UP THE DIZZYING HEIGHTS TO RETRIEVE OUR LOGO.  ALL IN ALL, IT WAS QUITE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE, AND OUR GROUP OF FRIENDS HAS NEVER BEEN CLOSER!”

CONGRATULATIONS TO AGENT R.W.!  JOB WELL DONE!

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OPERATION FIREFOX WOULD ALSO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE THREE SECOND PLACE FINISHERS.

AGENT TEREN


WE RECOVERED THIS TRANSMISSION FROM AGENT TEREN

“WHILE FLYING RECON MISSIONS OVER THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS, SPECIAL AGENT TEREN NOTICED THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE AIRPLANE HE WAS IN AND THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE BROWSER HE USED FOR INFORMATION GATHERING. THEY WERE BOTH SLEEK, SMOOTH RUNNING TOOLS. TOOLS THAT COULD BE TINKERED WITH FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE. GETTING WHERE HE NEEDED TO BE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, GETTING THE INFORMATION HE NEEDED AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, AND LOOKING GREAT AT THE SAME TIME! HE SET OF ON A NEW MISSION – TO SHARE THIS TECHNOLOGY WITH THE WORLD! FLYING AROUND THE PUGET SOUND EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF FIREFOX TO ALL. LOOK UP IN THE SKY – IT JUST MIGHT BE A FIREFOX FLYING BY!”

SUPPLEMENTAL LOG BY AGENT WALTER, PHOTOGRAPHER

“WHILE CONDUCTING A RECON MISSION ON ORCAS ISLAND, AGENT WALTER SPIED A FAST MOVING AIRCRAFT THAT SHE SUSPECTED MIGHT BY AGENT TEREN. AFTER SUMITTING MT. CONSTITUTION, AGENT WALTER MANAGED TO INFILTRATE A GROUP OF INNOCENT BYSTANDERS IN ORDER TO GET THE PERFECT SHOT OF FIREFOX FLYING BY. WITH MT. BAKER IN THE BACKGROUND, AGENT WALTER CAPTURED THE IMAGE OF THE FIREFOX AIRPLANE, AND SPREAD THE WORD OF THE FAST FIREFOX!”

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AGENT JAMES

HEADQUARTERS INTERCEPTED THIS TRANSMISSION FROM AGENT JAMES

“IT WAS A DAY LIKE ANY OTHER.  I WAS BUSY FINISHING MY LAST WEEKS AT MY COVER JOB AS A LIGHTING SUPERVISOR FOR NEW YORK CITY OPERA WHEN I SPOTTED THE AD FOR A NEW MISSION:  WHERE AND WHEN TO PLANT A 3.5 FOOT LOGO FOR “THE COMPANY”?  CENDRILLION WAS ON STAGE AT THE TIME AND I THOUGHT OF HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE TO SMUGGLE THE FIREFOX STICKER INTO THE PRODUCTION…DURING THE STORY WHEN THE OVERSIZED OVEN OPEN AND THE FAIRIES SLID IN…AFTER RECEIVING THE ALL CLEAR AND SUPPLIES FOR THE MISSION, I ENLISTED THE HELP OF TWO OTHER COVERT AGENTS — CODE NAMES E & B.  WITH THERE CONNECTIONS AND DEXTERITY, WE MADE IT WORK!”

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AGENT IOWA

HEADQUARTERS PICKED UP THIS TRANSMISSION ON SHORT-WAVE RADIO FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE…

“THE MISSION WAS SIMPLE, SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT FIREFOX.  THE PLAN WAS TO GATHER 2,000 PEOPLE INTO THE BACKYARD OF A HOUSE AND CONVERT THEM ALL TO FIREFOX.  THE TOOLS AT MY DISPOSAL WERE…WELL…LET’S JUST CALL THEM “PARTY SUPPLIES”, A BAND, AND A FOOTBALL GAME.  GETTING  THE PEOPLE THERE WAS EASY:  OFFER FREE BEER AND A BAND FOR TEN DOLLARS.  THE TRICKY PART WAS GOING TO BE THE SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING.  THE PLAN WAS GOING PERFECTLY MOST OF THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THEN, WE HIT A PROBLEM.  WE WERE RUNNING LOW ON EVERYTHING.  WE CALLED “OUR PEOPLE” WHO RUSHED IN SOME NEW PARTY SUPPLIES, WHICH KEPT THE PATRONS PARTYING AND LISTENING TO THE MUSIC.

“THEN, ANOTHER PROBLEM, THE WESTERN MICHIGAN FOOTBALL TEAM WAS BEATING OUR BELOVED HAWKEYES.  LUCKILY WE HAD HIT THE TIPPING POINT; THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF BEER, MUSIC, FOOTBALL AND FIREFOX MESSAGING HAD SWEPT OVER THE CROWD.  WHISPERS ABOUT A STICKER AND A NEW WAY TO BROWSE THE WEB COULD BE HEARD.  SOON POCKETS OF THE CROWD COULD BE HEARD CHANTING.  SOON THE WHOLE CROWD WAS CHANTING ONE WORD: FIREFOX!

“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”

ALL OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS OF MISSIONS FROM OUR SPECIAL AGENTS CAN BE VIEWED BY CLICKING HERE.

END TRANSMISSION

5 Responses to “DECLASSIFIED INFORMATION: AND THE WINNER IS…”

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