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Introduction to Mozilla


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A basic introduction to what Mozilla's about. Presented by Dwaraka Nath, Harvish Sekar and Arun Prakash at the Software Freedom Day Celebrations, Chennai, 2011

A basic introduction to what Mozilla's about. Presented by Dwaraka Nath, Harvish Sekar and Arun Prakash at the Software Freedom Day Celebrations, Chennai, 2011

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  • 1. Mozilla And Software Freedom
    • Dwaraka Nath
    • Arun Prakash
    • Harvish Sekar
    • 17 th September 2011, SFD
    • Chennai.
  • 2. About Mozilla
    • Mozilla is a global community of volunteers, contributors and like – minded people who work towards the same goal  Openness, Innovation and Opportunity of the Web and associated Software
    • Formed on 23 rd February of 1998 by Netscape Communications as Mozilla Organization
    • Mozilla Foundation launched on July 15, 2003.
  • 3. What We Do
    • We are a non – profit organization who see success with People than with Share and Stake holders.
    • We try to achieve our goal by building and promoting software like Firefox and movements like Drumbeat
    • We want to see the Power and potential of Internet and want to see it thrive for everyone, everywhere.
  • 4. Mozilla’s Projects
    • Mozilla’s Projects have been one of the most successful open—source movements in the recent years.
    • Some of them are Firefox Internet Browser for Desktop and Mobile Platforms, Thunderbird Email Client, Seamonkey (formerly known as the Mozilla application suite), Lightning and Sunbird —Calendaring applications and Camino.
    • We also promote WebFWD and Rainbow as a part of the Mozilla Labs Initiative. Not to mention the CouchDB, ZK, Gecko and the XUL Runner.
  • 5. The Firefox
    • World’s most advanced and secure Internet Browser.
    • Accounts for more than a quarter of world’s browser market share [1]
    • Some of the cool features in Firefox include Tabbed Browsing, Tabbed Browsing, Countless extensions and addons, Built—in RSS, Firefox Sync, Panorama and the awesome bar 
    • Above all, its free !
    [1] – Source : Wikipedia - as on 16 th September 2011
  • 6. Firefox – Tech Specs
    • Crash protection support across multiple OS for Silverlight, Flash, QuickTime plugins
    • Full WebGL, WebM and HTML5 support (for controls and the new parser) and partial support for CSS Transitions.
    • Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. and Direct2D backend support in Windows.
    • More responsive page using Lazy Frame Constitution.
    • Significant API improvements for JS-ctypes, Websockets and history
  • 7. Thunderbird
    • Free, Easy—to—setup and cross platform Email and News Client from Mozilla.
    • First stable release : 7 th December 2004. (Current stable release 6.0.2)
    • Features: Extensions, Junk Filtering, Themes, Localization, Security and Wide Protocol support, auto-configuration settings for Email Setup, lightweight email reader.
    • Extensively localized into 52 languages worldwide.
  • 8. Thunderbird– Tech Specs
    • Email Protocols supported: IMAP, POP3.
    • Addresses: LDAP.
    • File-format supported –Mbox – Unix Mail box, Mork and SQLite – Internal Database
    • Security – supports SSL/TLS connections to SMTP/IMAP Servers. Supports Digital Encryption of Email with native S/MIME support.
    • Trivia : French Military uses Thunderbird and contributes to its security features
  • 9. Seamonkey
    • All in one Internet Suite consisting of Browser, Mail groups, Feed Reader, an IRC Client (ChatZilla) and Web Development tools
    • Uses the same code as used on other Mozilla projects like, Firefox and Thunderbird.
    • Seamonkey also consists of a WYSIWYG HTML Editor that is hassle—free and simple to use.
  • 10. Sunbird and Lightning
    • Sunbird – Standalone Calendar Suite
    • Lightning – Integrates into Mozilla Thunderbird
    • Sunbird developed as a part of Mozilla Calendar Project along with SUN Microsystems and volunteer support
    • Runs on Mozilla’s XUL User Interface
    • On Integration with Thunderbird, provides sync with Web Calendars like Google Calendar.
  • 11. Mozilla Drumbeat
    • With Drumbeat, we go a step further in our mission to improve the Web.
    • In Drumbeat, anyone could connect with other like—minded person to bring out their project for the greater good of the Web and the people in general.
    • Some of the on—going projects include,
      • WebMadeMovies – Bringing together Hackers and Filmmakers to innovate the gen-next video technology
      • The School of Webcraft – Peer based Web developer training.
    To find more about Drumbeat and its projects, visit -
  • 12. WebFWD
    • WebFWD  Web Forward.
    • Fast track application development support and training to people with Creative Ideas that tries to bring up the Web Standards.
    • Selected Candidates might join a 4—week Bootcamp (or) 6—month Internship programme.
    • Support from Key Mozilla Head and Mentors.
    • Opportunity to work at Mozilla HQ and access to resources.
  • 13. Boot to Gecko
    • Mozilla believes that the web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development.
    • To ensure that Open Web Technologies sustain as the better basis for future applications, Boot To Gecko(B2G) was proposed.
    • This is an early-stage, exploratory project with the goal of building a complete, standalone OS for the open web. It is not a product offering, but if successful, could form the basis for one.
  • 14. Contribute !
    • Building a better Internet is an ambitious goal, but we believe that it is possible when people who share our passion get involved
    • Coders, artists, writers, testers, surfers, students, grandparents—anyone who cares about the web can help make it even better.
    • Find out more at :
  • 15. Thank You !