When an add-on receives featured status, it assures downloads, notoriety, and a provides a healthy dose of congratulations to the developer for their hard work and good idea. Many add-on developers see becoming featured as essential to an add-ons success, whilst users get the comfort of knowing that an add-on has been reviewed and recommended by the Mozilla community.
After three successful terms of add-on advisory boards, we’re once again asking the add-on community to come forward to be part of the Featured Add-ons board; and to help pick the best consumer add-ons for the next six months.
The Featured add-ons advisory board process
For the last eighteen months, volunteer board members have convened once per month to review suggestions and requests for Featured add-on consideration, highlighting some fantastic add-ons along the way. Board members must commit to submitting their own recommendations, trying out the add-ons themselves, and attending a monthly conference call to discuss suitability with the other board members.
Each Board’s term is 6 months and will be comprised of 5 community members, in addition to members of the Mozilla Add-ons team.
A note on member requirements:
Members must abstain from voting on add-ons that they have any business or personal affiliations with, as well as direct competitors of any such add-ons. Members must be picked from the add-ons community: power users, developers, and evangelists of add-ons. Priority will be given to applicants who have not served on the board before, followed by those from the first add-on board, and finally from the outgoing add-on board.
If you would like to be considered for a position on the add-ons advisory board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details, no later than November 5th, 23:59 PDT. The first add-ons board call will take place on Thursday November 8th at 11am PT (7pm GMT / 8pm CET)