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Mozilla In Malaysia

  1. 1. Mozilla in Malaysia Do we need a Bahasa Malaysia Firefox? BarCamp KL, April 2009
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. Gen Kanai
  4. 4. then: New York City http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniele_sartori/2372035516/
  5. 5. now: Tokyo
  6. 6. 10 years blogging
  7. 7. main organizer (2007)
  8. 8. participant
  9. 9. professional http://blog.mozilla.com/gen/
  10. 10. Mozilla
  11. 11. Mozilla’s mission is to promote choice, innovation and participation on the Internet.
  12. 12. Mozilla is... a global open-source project of thousands over 250 million users worldwide the non-profit organization behind Firefox
  13. 13. Mozilla is... ~40% of code contributed by community more than 8000 add-ons ...including Malaysian developers Philip Chee and Chee Aun Lim at BarCamp KL Firefox in over 60 languages (but not Malay yet)
  14. 14. Mozillians in Malaysia
  15. 15. flashblock.mozdev.org
  16. 16. phoenity.com
  17. 17. ...plus all Firefox users :)
  18. 18. Mozilla is architecture
  19. 19. Firefox Thunderbird XULRunner Prism ... Toolkit Extension Manager, Update, Moz Storage, Spell Checking, Brakepad, ... Content XUL XBL SVG Layout XML User Interface Language XML Binding Language Scalable Vector Graphics DOM CSS Parser Images Document Object Model Cascading Style Sheets HTML and XML NSS/PSM Network Security Services/Personal Security Manager SQLite XPCOM Storage Cross Platform Component Object Model Necko Thebes Network Graphics Widget XPConnect Event Handling and Bridge JavaScript and XPCOM Windowing JavaScript NSPR Cairo Netscape Portable Runtime: Cross Platform API Graphics Platforms Windows, Mac, Linux
  20. 20. What do these have in common? Boxee One Laptop Per Child Eudora Open Komodo Facebook Open Platform Pidgin Flickr Uploadr Second Life Miro Songbird Google AdWords Editor Zimbra Desktop
  21. 21. Mozilla-based applications https://developer.mozilla.org/En/List_of_Mozilla-Based_Applications
  22. 22. also powered by Mozilla http://www.flickr.com/photos/nobihaya/1386721368/
  23. 23. 3.1
  24. 24. 3.1
  25. 25. 3.5
  26. 26. Firefox 3.5 “Shiretoko” UNESCO World Heritage Site Thanks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maynard/134830071/
  27. 27. What’s new in 3.5? Faster JavaScript (new TraceMonkey JIT) Private browsing Native JSON parsing support Much, much more (3.1 > 3.5) https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Firefox_3.5_for_developers
  28. 28. For web developers HTML 5 support HTML 5 <audio> and <video> (Vorbis/Theora) HTML 5 offline resource specification W3C Geolocation API support JavaScript query selectors CSS 2.1 and 3 properties SVG transforms
  29. 29. Demos
  30. 30. 2003 browser share 95%
  31. 31. 2009 browser share 68% 22% 8% 1%
  32. 32. Firefox leads in...
  33. 33. Firefox in Malaysia? NetApplications and StatCounter report Firefox market share between 35-40% (2009) Does that sound accurate? Why? Why not? Firefox usage in Malaysia has grown 34% in the past 6 months. Why do you think that is?
  34. 34. Firefox use in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Selangor Pulau Pinang (Penang) Johor Perak Other by region
  35. 35. Firefox Bahasa Malaysia? I have been told... “I’ve never seen a Malay OS or browser” “I only use English-language software” “software in Malay sounds awkward” “Everyone uses English for computers” But we believe there is a need for localized software
  36. 36. Facebook localization Do Malaysian FB users even want this? Lessons from Friendster’s localization
  37. 37. Firefox Bahasa Malaysia? Do we need a Malay Firefox? Let’s discuss. If we do, please help us get the news out. Your chance to join a large OSS project.
  38. 38. For more information web tech https://developer.mozilla.org/web-tech/ newsletter https://wiki.mozilla.org/About:mozilla mail https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/evangelism docs https://developer.mozilla.org/En/ Firefox_3.5_for_developers or irc://irc.mozilla.org #devrel
  39. 39. Thank you Questions? gen at mozilla dot com Thanks: John Lilly, Mike Beltzner, Ken Kovash, Chris Blizzard, Mozilla community Flickr CC photographers Licensed CC-Attribution-ShareAlike-3.0

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