Zitat des Tages von Mitchell Baker:
I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge.
The Mozilla project is big in terms of lines of code and complexity.
Mozilla has one foot in the Valley, Silicon Valley product technology, and partly one foot in the social enterprise space.
Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists.
Many people think that open source projects are sort of chaotic and and anarchistic. They think that developers randomly throw code at the code base and see what sticks.
Money tends to make people suspicious, if there's any money floating around.
The organization is a way for people to find us and deal with us and know how we operate.
We worked very hard to make extensions very simple.
So many commercial orgs have software where you can come and modify it, but they still control everything. And what's controlled is very clearly what's good for their business, or if they're more progressive, their view of what's good for the Internet.
The Mozilla Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization.
The question of trademark is pretty unsettled in the open source world. The trademark is important in a consumer product, but there are a few groups who feel it's a restriction they can't live with.
Flash is one of those very useful, very closed, very proprietary non-weblike things that has great tools and serves a need very well. But in the long run, we see video as part of the web, and it should be handled just the way other html elements are.
Of course, it's hard to support full-time programmers, so we do get funds from a set of companies that are interested in the health of the Mozilla project and so are willing to support the people working for the Foundation as well.
We actually have a real community of people doing useful things.
When Chrome launched, it was not a high point for Firefox. There's no secret about that.
We've broken the code base into logical chunks, called modules, and the foundation staff delegate authority for the modules to people with the most expertise.
But I think it's always difficult when a product that you're using and accustomed to changes.
The name Firefox is not part of the open source licence, and that's why it's important to us.
There's the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we're extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet.
When people think of Mozilla, they generally think of the browser, but Mozilla is really much more than that. Mozilla is of interest to people who want an end-user application like our browser that's not tied directly into the Windows platform.
People are more naturally protective of what they create than of what they consume.
You can get anything from Mozilla Firefox-based themes to nature themes to your own photographs.
When we got ready to ship out Firefox 1.0, the last set of things we did was to make it appealing to a consumer, to add the polish of a world-class product to it.
Saving the Internet requires a greater sense of shared ownership and fewer bystanders accepting whatever today's Internet has to offer.
We do care about control and privacy. It's one of the reasons we are so focused on having our systems be open source, so you or someone technically savvy you know can verify what the software is doing.
IE6 was a bad experience for consumers, but it was a terrible for developers. Not only it was technically bad, but it was closed, and you couldn't do much with it.
We will not build a society that reflects who we are and that has opportunities for equality or justice if we don't make progress for all participants.
We have a very active testing community which people don't often think about when you have open source.