Mozilla At a Glance

Company Timeline

  • March 31, 1998: The Mozilla Project forms as an open source project at Netscape and releases source code
  • June 5, 2002: Mozilla 1.0 released
  • July 15, 2003: Mozilla Foundation founded
  • February 17, 2004: Mozilla Europe founded
  • August 18, 2004: Mozilla Japan founded
  • November 9, 2004: Mozilla Firefox 1.0 released
  • March 4th, 2005: Mozilla China Foundation founded
  • August 3, 2005: Mozilla Foundation creates Mozilla Corporation
  • November 29, 2005: Mozilla Firefox 1.5 released
  • October 24, 2006: Mozilla Firefox 2.0 released
  • June 17, 2008: Mozilla releases Firefox 3 and sets a Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours
  • June 30, 2009: Firefox 3.5 released
  • January 21, 2010: Firefox 3.6 released
  • February 8, 2011: Do Not Track added to Firefox 4 beta
  • March 22, 2011: Firefox 4 released
  • March 29, 2011: Firefox 4 for Android released
  • June 11, 2011: Firefox for Android becomes first mobile browser to support Do Not Track
  • June 18, 2011: Mozilla launches Web FWD accelerator
  • July 25, 2011: Mozilla announces Boot to Gecko project
  • January 18, 2012: SOPA/PIPA action request on Firefox default start page generates 360,000 emails to U.S. lawmakers
  • February 27, 2012: Mozilla announces partnership with Telefónica Digital on first Open Web devices
  • May 22, 2012: Mozilla Webmaker introduced
  • June 26, 2012: Upgraded Firefox for Android released
  • July 2, 2012: Firefox OS brand and initial partnerships announced
  • November 11, 2012: Popcorn Maker is introduced
  • February 24, 2013: Eighteen mobile operators welcome Firefox OS initiative at Mobile World Congress
  • July 1, 2013: First commercial launch of Firefox OS phone, by Telefónica in Spain
  • July 12, 2013: T-Mobile Poland offers Firefox OS smartphones for sale
  • August 1, 2013: Telefónica announces launches first Firefox OS devices in Colombia and Venezuela
  • October 15, 2013: congstar brings first Firefox OS smartphones to Germany
  • October 22, 2013: Telefónica Vivo launches Firefox OS smartphones in Brazil
  • October 31, 2013: Telefónica launches Firefox OS smartphones in Mexico, Peru and Uruguay
  • November 1, 2013: Telekom begins selling smartphones with Firefox OS in Hungary
  • November 14, 2013: COSMOTE offers first smartphones running Firefox OS in Greece
  • November 28, 2013: Telenor launches mobile phones on Firefox OS in Serbia and Montenegro
  • December 3, 2013: Telecom Italia begins selling Firefox OS smartphones in Italy
  • February 19, 2014: Telefónica begins selling Firefox OS smartphones in Chile
  • February 23, 2014: Mozilla introduces seven new commercial Firefox OS devices
  • February 23, 2014: Mozilla announces 12 new markets for Firefox OS

What is Mozilla?

Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. We work with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web. The result is great products built by passionate people and better choices for everyone.

Who is the Mozilla Community?

We’re a global community of users, contributors and developers working to keep the power of the Web in people’s hands. The collaborative efforts of Mozillians around the world drive forward the principles and aims of the Mozilla Manifesto.

  • More than 1,000 volunteers contribute code to Firefox
  • 400,000 people contribute to Mozilla through our project tracking system Bugzilla
  • SUMO, Mozilla’s community-powered support site, helps an average of 10,000 Firefox users per week
  • Students from more than 600 institutions in 57 countries spread Firefox as Mozilla Campus Representatives

Fast Facts

  • Half a billion people around the world use Firefox
  • Firefox is free and open source software, with approximately 40% of its code written by volunteers
  • Firefox is available in 89 languages
  • More than 50% of global Firefox users use non-English versions
  • Offices include: Auckland, Beijing, London, Mountain View, Paris, San Francisco, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver