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  1. Gervase Markham wrote on ::

    The first mention I have of the Manifesto is a note that it was discussed at a MoFo board meeting a little before July 14th 2006. So it had a reasonably long genesis.

    On the 17th of July, a document (version 0.3) was submitted to the staff for comment. That document was longer and different in structure from the final version, although most key ideas were present. Much discussion ensued. By 29th of July, it had 10 principles. I have a load of emails on this which I can’t reproduce all of here, but one interesting point is that people felt an express reference to Network Neutrality, a hot topic at the time, would politicise the document. (I don’t think one was ever in any draft.)

    By the end of September, 0.4 was still the most recent circulated version. There were more email discussions in December, and by the 5th, with version 0.7, Mitchell was talking about public discussion. There was another big email debate, with a long CC list including various Internet and Open Source luminaries.

    To be continued… (doorbell has rung).

    Gerv

    (Also discovered in the archives: a full .tar.gz of a new mozilla.org website Zack Greant built…)

    1. Gervase Markham wrote on ::

      Versions 0.3, 0.4 and 0.7 of the Manifesto are now here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Timeline/Artifacts .

      Gerv