With the release of Firefox 51, we are pleased to welcome the 47 developers who contributed their first code change to Firefox in this release, 42 of whom were brand new volunteers! Please join us in thanking each of these diligent and enthusiastic individuals, and take a look at their contributions:
What got shipped
from the Reps and Regional Communities Team
- Executive summary
- The Team
- Release notes
Our two objectives for 2016 were:
- A focus set of relevant training and learning opportunities for mobilizers are systematized and they regularly access these opportunities to be more effective in their contributions and as a result providing more impact to Mozilla’s main initiatives.
- Reps is the program for most core volunteers where many communities feel their voice represented and influencing the organization, and where mozillians join to be more aligned, grow their skills and be more impactful in mobilizing others.
During 2016, the Reps and Regional communities team delivered:
- A coaching training material to systematize training and coaching support to core mobilizers and communities, starting to be completely volunteer-driven in 2017.
- An initial Leadership toolkit tailored to invest on the main identified skills our core mobilizers need to support Mozilla’s focus initiatives and areas.
- Five in-person community gatherings in our top focus regions (Brazil, India, Europe, Arabic and Mexico) to test, iterate and deliver these coaching and leadership opportunities to key core mobilizers, as well as document and systematize this effort to allow volunteer to run their own local ones by themselves in 2017.
- Support the creation (and regular update) of Activate Mozilla, a site to summarize the main focus areas for Mozilla (Rust, Servo, Test Pilot, WebVR, Internet Issues…) and how to provide value through activities co-created with functional partners.
- Clear alignment, re-activation and impact delivery from the five focus communities, re-energizing and providing value to organization goals with Activate Mozilla activities during 2016 and helping them to come up with aligned plans for 2017 to support focus projects, including future partnerships with local organizations.
- Alignment and impact delivery from regional communities around the world, with our Reps mobilizing almost 150 activities and events in more than 23 countries in the last 4 months supporting Test Pilot, Webcompat, Rust, Addons and E10s 2016 team goals.
- A big update to Mozilla Reps (RepsNext) to evolve the program by supporting all these learning opportunities and becoming the main alignment, leadership, mobilizing and backbone force at the volunteer community (improving internal processes, mentors, coaching and regional representation/support).
- Expand the support to our core contributors communications by enabling a discussion channel for NDA volunteers and staff and keeping core mobilizers in the loop with the organization communications, direction and encouraging conversations.
- 100% increase in the positive sentiment about Reps program and Participation from our core mobilizers, as well as a very positive re-activation, engagement and alignment with 35 local communities thanks to Reps Regional Coaches.
- Guillermo Movia – Coaching toolkit and Community Gatherings content and facilitation.
- Brian King – Reps evolution, Activate Mozilla, Community Gatherings facilitation.
- Francisco Picolini – Community Gatherings logistics, Reps events.
- Emma Irwin – Leadership toolkit.
- Konstantina Papadea – Reps Evolution, Community Gatherings facilitation.
- Rizki Kelimutu – Reps evolution.
- Subhashish Panigrahi – India Community Gathering and follow-up.
- Ruben Martin – Team coordination and strategy, Reps Evolution, Community Gatherings facilitation.
- The Mozilla Reps Council – Reps evolution.
- Reps Regional Coaches – Reps evolution, Activate Mozilla regional support.
- Reps Mentors/Coaches – Coaching toolkit, Reps evolution.
- Reps Review Team – Reps Evolution.
- Participation Systems – Technical support team for Activate Mozilla, Leadership toolkit, Reps Portal and Mozilla Discourse.
December 30, 2016 (Q4HB4)
- The Reps Review Team managed to reduce the budget approval time by 30%, this means that now it’s easier than ever for volunteers to request resources to support their activities.
- Data from our last community survey shows that in the past 6 months we had a 100% increase in the positive sentiment about Reps program and Participation from our core mobilizers.
- The coaching training material is available for anyone to use and will enable to systematize coaching training and be volunteer-driven thanks to the first cohort of new coaches we trained.
- The Leadership Toolkit has now generated 13 new workshops and has a solid group of core contributors with a strong background developing and testing the material.
December 2, 2016 (Q4HB3)
- The documentation about the Reps program Resources track is now online, explaining how we systematized how we provide resources to our core mobilizers, structure, accountability and processes.
- Communities have now a standard mechanism to request local swag for MozActivate campaign activities.
- Following the work during this year Arabic Community gathering, now the community has a clear roadmap, aligned activities and accountability.
- The same way, after the Mexico Community Gathering, now the community has aligned plans, activities and accountability in place.
- An initial version of the Leadership Toolkit website has been put online.
- A toolkit on how to organize and run a Community Gathering have been published, giving any community a structured way to run these gathering on their own. This contains all the learnings from the gathering we have been running in 2016.
- We now have a discussion channel for NDA volunteers and staff to discuss about topics that should be internal-only.
November 11, 2016 (Q4HB2)
- We held the Mexico Community Gathering in Mexico City, with a clear focus on reactivating the community, solving conflicts and aligning with the focus priorities.
- 10 existing Reps Mentors began the new coaching training, expanding this way our coaching efforts to the existing mentor group in an effort to refresh and improve their skills.
- At least 35 local communities showed a very positive sentiment about the re-activation, alignment and support from the Reps Regional Coaches.
October 21, 2016 (Q4HB1)
- There is now a wiki page where the budget allocation of the Reps program is explained each quarter, a transparency effort and also a way to signal Reps about the priority areas at Mozilla.
- Reps Regional Coaches were provided with training on coaching and conflict resolution an identified need to better perform in their work with communities.
- The Arabic Community Gathering took place in Casablanca, Morocco, reactivating, aligning and improving the community health.
- The plan for systematizing coaching training was presented with the initial learnings from the work we have done so far.
September 23, 2016 (Q3HB3)
- The European Community Gathering took place, with special focus on reactivating communities and align with the Copyright campaign.
- The first cohort of Reps Coaches started their work onboarding new Reps.
- Reps Regional Coaches started their work meeting with all Mozilla local communities as a way to understand their current status, needs and align them.
- The new Reps Review Team started to operate as an administrative body to review and approve the resource requests from the community and align the allocation with the current priorities. This body is accountable and overseen by the Reps Council.
August 26, 2016 (Q3HB2)
- We provided training to the new Reps coaches as an evolution to the mentor role and a way to empower our core mobilizers.
- The India Community Gathering took place, with a clear focus on restructuring and alignment with Mozilla’s current goals
- Activate Mozilla campaign initial launch to provide core mobilizers a clear list of priorities and activities to mobilize in their local communities.
This post is written by by Noriatsu Kudo of Mozilla Japan with help from volunteer community space stewards.
On October 29th/30th 2016, the Mozilla Festival was held in London. The Festival is an annual event on Education, Journalism, Science, Openness and many other areas we have been working on with people all over the world. This year, as a trial session, the Mozilla communities in Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, and Mozilla Japan took part. Supported by the Participation Team, the 3 volunteer-run physical community spaces and Mozilla Japan office all located in Asia were connected to London during the opening day of Mozilla Festival.
The reasons why we came up with this idea are:
1) Geolocation disadvantage of Mozillians in Asia for Mozfest
2) Diversity of people/language and localization at Mozfest
First of all, from Asia, London is very far and it costs a lot for us to travel to MozFest. Therefore participants from Asia are much less comparing to EU participants. However there are a large number of people interested in the festival and in Mozilla’s work in the above fields.
Secondly, diversity in languages and localization were one of the focus topics this year. Therefore, I wanted to bring even more languages and people from different regions with their activities to MozFest.
From Local to Global
To make this happen, I discussed it with volunteers who run community spaces. From a technical point of view, it is quite easy to connect locations with video conference system and just broadcast talks from MozFest. However, remote participants are not same condition comparing to the local participants in the venue, and most of Asian participants are not English native speakers. Therefore, localization of the event was needed.
We first agreed on that conversation and discussion with others in their native language is important. Therefore, we decided to host a small events at each community space, and inter-connect those events. In this way, participants can join discussion even if they are not fluent enough to discuss in English. Also, because of time difference between Europe and Asia, we choose to held this event on Saturday, morning in London, and afternoon to night in Asia.
There were two types of session in London. One was the broadcasting of “opening session and Speaker Series” using AirMozilla and Facebook Live. The other was a session to receive presentations from Asia using a video conferencing system.
The Opening session and Speaker Series were viewed in each community space and participants had a conversation about the content. In total, over 50 participants in Asia joined this public view style session.
The video conference part was held as a “Connecting remotely to global communities” session in the localization space. In this session Tokyo, Taipei, Jakarta, and Manila gave a short presentation about activities in each country. We have delivered four countries and four more languages to the festival to increase diversity of people and more participation. However, this was just a trial. Based on the satisfaction of remote participants, we would like to expand and improve on this type of participation all over the world.
(by lrvin Chen)
In Community Space in Taipei, 12 Mozillians gathered together to watch the opening and live speaker sessions from MozFest. The opening remarks from Mark Surman resonated with the participants who had never been to MozFest not only because of his recent visit of Taipei community space, but also the free and open atmosphere and the energy of partcipants at MozFest.
After the live opening, we invite Franklin and Eric Sun from “ezgo” project to introduce how we promote FLOSS in basic education. There are many good and open educational materials (For example, Stellarium for astronomy, GeoGebra in mathematics and Avogadro in chemicals), and ezgo is a Linux distrubition designed to gather all of those materials and apps in one place for teachers and students. MozTW (Mozilla Taiwan Community) had co-work with OSSACC, the organization behind ezgo for many years, and we’re happy to introducing our experience to Mozillians around the world.
The second half of the event in Taipei had board games, food and social time. We had played a new crowdfunding “programming board game” – 海霸 King of Pirates by 程式老爹 papacode. It’s designed to teach the logic behind programming to kids from k-12, and even better, it’s open to download free (under by-nc-sa license). And we also shared some tasty Japanese, Indonesian and Philippines food, and had a good time socialising with people from other spaces in front of connected camera.
(by Yofie Setiawan)
In the Mozilla Community Space Jakarta, we have 11 attendees who join the Mozilla Festival 2016 Inter-connected Community Spaces session. We are really excited to see the live streaming of what happening in Mozilla Festival 2016 in London, UK. Beside, we also excited to the join the talks on other Mozilla Community Spaces, in Tokyo, Manila, Taipei, and London. From Jakarta, we share talks about WebVR which presented by Kiki, and Indonesian Food presentation by Rara. While for local talk, we share about the Mozilla Community and the Mozilla Community Space. We also play few games to have fun with everyone who came for the event.
(by Bob Reyes)
In the Mozilla Community Space Manila, most of the attendees were students from outside of the metropolis, visiting MozSpaceMNL for the first time. The community space was packed with more than fifty Mozillians eager to watch the livestream. While waiting for the live feed from London, participants were treated to a film showing of “Code Rush” followed by a short talk about Mozilla in the Philippines. The talks were then followed by a live viewing of the opening session of Mozilla Festival direct from London, UK.
(by Dynamis [Tomoya Asai] and Gunmar)
In Tokyo, there were 20 participants partcipated the event. From Tokyo, Gecko embedded project and CHIRIMEN Open Hardware community gave their presentations. It was a great opportunity to share what Japanese community are doing and exchange information with other community groups in Japan.
The Mozilla Community Spaces Project
This project is supported by Brian King and the Community Development Team. The volunteer based community spaces in Asia opened their doors in 2014. It’s an experiment to create a free and open space for people who passionate about the open web, to attract more talent into Mozilla, to strengthen local communities, and to see what great things would happen.
This activity was successful because of the support of the following people…
- Heather Bailey, space wrangler of localization space for coordination of the session at London.
- Richard A Milewski and the Air Mozilla team for great live stream of sessions
- Melissa Romaine of Mozilla Foundation for the advice to make the session better.
- All of the Mozfest team for their support and great opportunity.
- Partcipants who joined the session from Asia, without you, it was impossible!
With the release of Firefox 50, we are pleased to welcome the 43 developers who contributed their first code change to Firefox in this release, 32 of whom were brand new volunteers! Please join us in thanking each of these diligent and enthusiastic individuals, and take a look at their contributions:
- jordandev678: 825294
- noitidart: 1288907
- pushpankark: 1286854
- Ben Ellis: 1204392
- Benjamin Forehand Jr: 1237396
- Brad Werth: 1243559, 1285062, 1289509
- Dalimil Hajek: 1145655, 1244916, 1244919, 1266549, 1275614, 1275887, 1275890, 1281206
- Daniel Lim: 1263726
- David Richards: 783733
- Deepjyoti Mondal: 1241746, 1249494
- Ethan Glasser-Camp: 1282109
- Fabien: 1256810, 1256936
- Fariskhi Vidyan: 1280425
- Farmer Tseng: 1283489
- Fischer: 1229927
- Hemanth Kumar Veeranki: 1284844
- Jonathan Chan: 1043537, 1285365, 1290269, 1290320
- Joseph Yeh: 1274609, 1280525
- Justin D’Arcangelo: 1272102, 1272107, 1279330
- Kevin Lam: 1245952
- Kurt Carpenter: 1243034
- Leo Gaspard: 1286711
- Luke Chang: 1265686
- Michael Li: 1283268, 1283273, 1284281, 1285272, 1285643, 1286322, 1286610, 1286612, 1286952, 1287123, 1287145, 1288508
- Michael Smith: 1282944
- Neerja: 1288797
- Nelson João Morais: 1279005
- Paul C Roberts: 671389
- Paul Ellenbogen: 1204099
- Phil Bystrican: 1284939
- Prakhar Gupta: 485265
- Rajinder Yadav: 818617, 1286114
- Raulie Raulerson: 1276994
- Rob Thijssen: 1278990, 1287258, 1287496
- Ruturaj Vartak: 1285747
- Ryan Hunt: 1219925, 1278575, 1281575, 1288860
- Sebastin Santy: 1235062, 1275546, 1275896, 1284632, 1285124, 1285242
- Steve Chung: 1283522, 1285530, 1288996
- Thauã Silveira: 1275570, 1287587
- The 8472: 1268898
- Wevah: 426680
- Ahmed: 1279910
- dbounov: 1282618
- sk: 1271565, 1277732
Cross post from: The Mozilla Blog.
Mozilla’s annual celebration of making online is challenging outdated copyright law in the EU. Here’s how you can participate.
It’s that time of year: Maker Party.
Each year, Mozilla hosts a global celebration to inspire learning and making online. Individuals from around the world are invited. It’s an opportunity for artists to connect with educators; for activists to trade ideas with coders; and for entrepreneurs to chat with makers.
This year, we’re coming together with that same spirit, and also with a mission: To challenge outdated copyright laws in the European Union. EU copyright laws are at odds with learning and making online. Their restrictive nature undermines creativity, imagination, and free expression across the continent. Mozilla’s Denelle Dixon-Thayer wrote about the details in her recent blog post.
By educating and inspiring more people to take action, we can update EU copyright law for the 21st century.
Over the past few months, everyday internet users have signed our petition and watched our videos to push for copyright reform. Now, we’re sharing copyright reform activities for your very own Maker Party.
Want to join in? Maker Party officially kicks-off today.
Here are activities for your own Maker Party:
Be a #cczero Hero
In addition to all the amazing live events you can host or attend, we wanted to create a way for our global digital community to participate.
We’re planning a global contribute-a-thon to unite Mozillians around the world and grow the number of images in the public domain. We want to showcase what the open internet movement is capable of. And we’re making a statement when we do it: Public domain content helps the open internet thrive.
Check out our #cczero hero event page and instructions on contributing. You should be the owner of the copyright in the work. It can be fun, serious, artistic — whatever you’d like. Get started.
For more information on how to submit your work to the public domain or to Creative Commons, click here.
Mozilla has created an app to highlight the outdated nature of some of the EU’s copyright laws, like the absurdity that photos of public landmarks can be unlawful. Try the Post Crimes web app: Take a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower’s night-time light display, or the Little Mermaid in Denmark.
Then, send your selfie as a postcard to your Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Show European policymakers how outdated copyright laws are, and encourage them to forge reform. Get started.
It’s absurd, but it’s true: Making memes may be technically illegal in some parts of the EU. Why? Exceptions for parody or quotation are not uniformly required by the present Copyright Directive.
Help Mozilla stand up for creativity, wit, and whimsy through memes! In this Maker Party activity, you and your friends will learn and discuss how complicated copyright law can be. Get started.
We can’t wait to see what you create this Maker Party. When you participate, you’re standing up for copyright reform. You’re also standing up for innovation, creativity, and opportunity online.
In 2015, The Mozilla Foundation launched the Mozilla Clubs program to bring people together locally to teach, protect and build the open web in an engaging and collaborative way. Within a year it grew to include 240+ Clubs in 100+ cities globally, and now is growing to reach new communities around the world.
Today we are excited to share a new focus for Mozilla Clubs taking place on a University or College Campus (Campus Clubs). Mozilla Campus Clubs blend the passion and student focus of the former Firefox Student Ambassador program and Take Back The Web Campaign with the existing structure of Mozilla Clubs to create a unified model for participation on campuses!
Mozilla Campus Clubs take advantage of the unique learning environments of Universities and Colleges to bring groups of students together to teach, build and protect the open web. It builds upon the Mozilla Club framework to provide targeted support to those on campus through its:
- Structure: Campus Clubs include an Executive Team in addition to the Club Captain position, who help develop programs and run activities specific to the 3 impact areas (teach, build, protect).
- Training & Support: Like all Mozilla Clubs, Regional Coordinators and Club Captains receive training and mentorship throughout their clubs journey. However the nature of the training and support for Campus Clubs is specific to helping students navigate the challenges of setting up and running a club in the campus context.
- Activities: Campus Club activities are structured around 3 impact areas (teach, build, protect). Club Captains in a University or College can find suggested activities (some specific to students) on the website here.
These clubs will be connected to the larger Mozilla Club network to share resources, curriculum, mentorship and support with others around the world. In 2017 you’ll see additional unification in terms of a joint application process for all Regional Coordinators and a unified web presence.
This is an exciting time for us to unite our network of passionate contributors and create new opportunities for collaboration, learning, and growth within our Mozillian communities. We also see the potential of this unification to allow for greater impact across Mozilla’s global programs, projects and initiatives.
If you’re currently involved in Mozilla Clubs and/or the FSA program, here are some important things to know:
- The Firefox Student Ambassador Program is now Mozilla Campus Clubs: After many months of hard work and careful planning the Firefox Ambassador Program (FSA) has officially transitioned to Mozilla Clubs as of Monday September 19th, 2016. For full details about the Firefox Student Ambassador transition check out this guide here.
- Firefox Club Captains will now be Mozilla Club Captains: Firefox Club Captains who already have a club, a structure, and a community set up on a university/college should register your club here to be partnered with a Regional Coordinator and have access to new resources and opportunities, more details are here.
- Current Mozilla Clubs will stay the same: Any Mozilla Club that already exists will stay the same. If they happen to be on a university or college campus Clubs may choose to register as a Campus Club, but are not required to do so.
- There is a new application for Regional Coordinators (RC’s): Anyone interested in taking on more responsibility within the Clubs program can apply here. Regional Coordinators mentor Club Captains that are geographically close to them. Regional Coordinators support all Club Captains in their region whether they are on campus or elsewhere.
- University or College students who want to start a Club at their University and College may apply here. Students who primarily want to lead a club on a campus for/with other university/college students will apply to start a Campus Club.
- People who want to start a club for any type of learner apply here. Anyone who wants to start a club that is open to all kinds of learners (not limited to specifically University students) may apply to start a Club here.
Individuals who are leading Mozilla Clubs commit to running regular (at least monthly) gatherings, participate in community calls, and contribute resources and learning materials to the community. They are part of a network of leaders and doers who support and challenge each other. By increasing knowledge and skills in local communities Club leaders ensure that the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.
This is the beginning of a long term collaboration for the Mozilla Clubs Program. We are excited to continue to build momentum for Mozilla’s mission through new structures and supports that will help engage more people with a passion for the open web.
With the release of Firefox 49, we are pleased to welcome the 48 developers who contributed their first code change to Firefox in this release, 39 of whom were brand new volunteers! Please join us in thanking each of these diligent and enthusiastic individuals, and take a look at their contributions:
- acautin: 1256912
- gfrolov: 1198518
- gui.bgd: 1264599
- nejmeddine.douma: 1072442
- zheng.xu: 1143022
- Akshay Jain: 1266724
- Amy Chung: 1273835
- Andrew: 1270010
- Anthony Ramine: 1270036, 1270069
- B. Dahse: 1056381, 1170062, 1249936, 1258758
- Ben Hsu: 1261002
- Benoit Chabod: 1245780, 1258353, 1269757
- Bhavin Dave: 893836
- Cesar Valiente: 1272506
- Chris Frey: 1272208
- Dan Huang: 920956, 1126967
- David Walsh: 1244265, 1244268, 1255837
- Ernest Yim: 1145085, 1271003, 1276714
- Hasse: 428421
- Jacob Mortelliti: 1015318, 1273843
- Jaideep Bhoosreddy: 1256780, 1262829
- James Andreou: 1269361, 1274687, 1274690
- Juan Fernandez: 1261210
- Keith Yeung: 1273424
- Maximillian von Briesen: 1127572, 1256812, 1256819, 1256830, 1256843, 1256916
- Mitch L: 219157
- Moaaz Sidat: 1211613
- Mohammad.Billel: 1271577
- Moritz Brunner: 732733
- Munro Mengjue Chiang: 1180725
- Nancy Pang: 1242715
- Natanael Copa: 1274732
- Nathan Hakkakzadeh: 1042068, 1257095, 1275437
- Nikhil Handa: 1014533
- Saad Quadri: 1278137
- Sagar Manchanda: 1272806
- Scott Wu: 446171
- Sergei Chernov: 1241574
- Takahiro Aoyagi: 1259669
- Tom Tung: 1243792, 1271069, 1272830
- Victor Ng: 1272057
- Victor Olasupo: 1205563
- Wayne: 510516
- Wellington Cordeiro: 933170, 1256848
- Weyland: 1275242
- a.l.e: 1256795
- karl: 1194874
- kshitija: 1259666
- vinayak: 1265695
With the release of Firefox 48, we are pleased to welcome the 78 developers who contributed their first code change to Firefox in this release, 57 of whom were brand new volunteers! Please join us in thanking each of these diligent and enthusiastic individuals, and take a look at their contributions:
- k.krish: 1231655, 1242624
- kevin.corre: 1252459
- litunone: 1227321
- narek_babajanyan: 1257901
- pipcet: 1244491, 1258632
- tyamaguchi.gentoo: 1257067, 1259675
- vfilippov: 1249029
- Grisha Kruglov: 1046709, 1248046, 1249783, 1255728, 1265971, 1265979, 1266162, 1266232
- Amit Kr. Chandra: 1262646
- Andreas Farre: 949413, 1254313, 1262557
- Andrew Lawson: 1262744
- Anjana Vakil: 1258003
- Arata Furukawa: 1258820, 1259655, 1259679
- Barbara Bermes: 1252617
- Bevis Tseng: 1198093, 1265973
- Cara: 1257983
- Carim Tho: 1146990
- Charles Collicutt: 1261392, 1261567, 1263429
- Christopher Grebs: 1253645, 1253646
- Claas Augner: 1231812
- Cédric Desgranges: 1143712
- Daisuke Akatsuka: 1237173, 1244633, 1244638, 1244643, 1248532, 1253470, 1253493, 1254761, 1256560, 1260933, 1263047
- Decky Coss: 1142212
- Delphine Lebédel: 1271839, 1274866, 1276674
- Dinarte Jesus: 1250685
- Dinesh Polathula: 1255204, 1255206, 1255374, 1257217
- Eduard R.: 1196784
- Espen H: 1251767
- Esteban Escandell: 1242988
- Fernanda Dias: 1256529
- Fred Lin: 969443, 1219495, 1260718, 1262639, 1263557
- Gloria Guy: 1256996
- Greg Mierzwinski: 1252995
- Greg Weng: 1198701
- Jan Sonntag: 514209
- Jason Laster: 900763, 1233927, 1250110, 1258821, 1258892, 1260116, 1260160, 1260529, 1261956, 1262225
- Jorick Caberio: 1261039, 1261040
- Katie Broida: 1151449
- Kim Brown: 1130979
- Kirk Steuber: 1235056, 1248985, 1260836, 1264037
- Kumar McMillan: 1246030, 1256246, 1261522
- Mark Striemer: 1245606, 1245636
- Mathieu Leplatre: 1250191, 1257556, 1262389
- Matt O’Connor: 580165
- Ming-Chou Shih: 1209766, 1225756, 1240436, 1254098, 1255597
- Mouaad Aallam: 1255394, 1261044
- Nagma Kapoor: 1255051
- Nathalie Rud: 1256973, 1256978
- Petr Marek: 1111663
- Phil: 1256773
- Rachel King: 1255064
- Rakhi: 891897, 1238866, 1259389
- Ray Lin: 1065076
- Ricky Chien: 1259340
- Rob: 1244640
- Rob Wu: 1226754
- Roman Lopez: 1255006
- Rutuja: 1061521, 1115006
- Ryo Kato: 1244591, 1244642, 1255682, 1260353, 1261561
- Sean Lee: 1191092
- Shawn Huang: 918706, 918707, 1146418, 1259588
- Stephan Leroux: 1252015
- Steve Melia: 1256658, 1259060, 1259126
- Steven Low: 1247548
- Stuart Colville: 1245644
- Thom Chiovoloni: 1239845, 1248506, 1261172
- Thomas Nguyen: 1186072, 1260664
- Umesh Kumhar: 1256236, 1256288
- Zach Munro-Cape: 1251600
- Zibi Braniecki: 1263040
- bzrd_Sdn: 1256922
- cijo: 1187382, 1254965
- emi suzuki: 1259883
- iawaknahc: 1148200
- sasa cocic: 1253872
- shundroid: 1259663
- so61pi: 1242456
- tofumatt: 1237822
With the release of Firefox 47, we are pleased to welcome the 41 developers who contributed their first code change to Firefox in this release, 33 of whom were brand new volunteers! Please join us in thanking each of these diligent and enthusiastic individuals, and take a look at their contributions:
We’ve been looking for the right home for Firefox browser development Q&A for a while now. It’s taken longer than it should have, but after a lot of discussion and experimentation with different tools and forums, we’ve finally come to a conclusion.
In retrospect the decision was obvious; hindsight is like that. But here it is; if we want everyone in the community to be a part of making Firefox great, then we should be where the community is: part of the Mozilla Community Discourse forum.
Things are a bit thin on the ground there now; I’ll be migrating over some questions and answers from other forums to stock that pond shortly. In the meantime if you’re new to Discourse it’s a very civilized piece of forum software. You can keep track of discussions happening there by logging in and taking a look in the upper right-hand corner, where you’ll see “Watching”, “Tracking”, “Normal” and “Muted”. Set that to “Watching”, and you’ll get a notification when a new topic comes up for discussion. Set it to “Tracking”, and you’ll also get a note when you’re called out by name. You can also watch or track individual threads, which is a nice touch.
Alternatively, if you’re a fan of syndicated feeds you can grab an Atom feed as follows:
I hope you’ll join us in helping build Firefox into everything it can be, the best browser in the world and the cornerstone of a free, open and participatory Web. And as always, if you’ve got questions about that, please email me directly.