Open Web Device Compliance Review Board Launches with Backing from Global Mobile Leaders

Earlier this year, Mozilla was joined by partners from across the mobile ecosystem to introduce Firefox OS, the first devices powered completely by open Web technologies. Firefox OS smartphones are now on sale in 14 countries in Europe and Latin America. We are now stepping forward again with global mobile leaders to begin an initiative to drive the open Web forward for more users and developers.

Today marks the launch of the Open Web Device Compliance Review Board (CRB), an independent organization designed to promote the success of the open Web ecosystem by ensuring API compliance and creating a superior experience for all stakeholders. The CRB is backed by 11 partners, including operators, device manufacturers and chipset makers, covering a diverse range of geographies and with a shared interest in the success of an open mobile system. It will also be the foundation for Mozilla’s Firefox OS branding requirements.

For more on the CRB and how it will support device manufacturers and technology partners, read the press release.