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Mozilla and Social Media Jason Orendorff Mozilla Corporation
What is Mozilla?
 
 
 
 
 
Built on Mozilla Platform
Firefox Numbers <ul><li>200+ million users worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>2,500+ community-contributed extensions </li></ul><...
Who creates Firefox?
1 Me
1 75 Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team
1 75 100s Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors
75 100s 1000s Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors Contributors
1000s 10,000s Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors Contributors Nightly testers
10,000s 500,000 Daily Contributors Contributors Nightly testers Beta testers
500k Daily users (approx 70M) Nightly testers Beta testers Contributors
Even Aliens Prefer Firefox...
37% of the code contributed to Firefox since November ’06 has come from the community
How does this work?
Chaos
Chaos Anyone can propose a change
Chaos Anyone can propose a change
Anyone can  comment  on a proposal for a change Chaos
Anyone can submit a change to the code Chaos
Order Not everyone can  approve  a change
Order Strong leadership structure
Module Owner Code Review Submit Patch (anyone) Super Review Release Branch Check-in Release Team Review Trunk Check-in Ord...
Order Visibility into every change
 
 
Firefox & social media <ul><li>Spell checking </li></ul><ul><li>Session restore </li></ul><ul><li>“Awesomebar” </li></ul><...
 
 
link to this page
 
Advice <ul><li>Get some experience </li></ul><ul><li>Use good tools </li></ul><ul><li>Find good writers </li></ul><ul><li>...
Engineering advice <ul><li>Track work online </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on documents </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul>
Ways to Get Involved <ul><li>Use Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word spreadfirefox.com </li></ul><ul><li>Give us fee...
[email_address] Thank you very much! Ideas were shamelessly stolen from at least the following people: The Firefox Communi...
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    1. 1. Mozilla and Social Media Jason Orendorff Mozilla Corporation
    2. 2. What is Mozilla?
    3. 8. Built on Mozilla Platform
    4. 9. Firefox Numbers <ul><li>200+ million users worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>2,500+ community-contributed extensions </li></ul><ul><li>62 languages (and growing) </li></ul><ul><li>20% worldwide market share </li></ul><ul><li>1,600+ contributors to code base </li></ul><ul><li>thousands of volunteers & evangelists </li></ul><ul><li>just over 150 employees </li></ul>
    5. 10. Who creates Firefox?
    6. 11. 1 Me
    7. 12. 1 75 Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team
    8. 13. 1 75 100s Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors
    9. 14. 75 100s 1000s Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors Contributors
    10. 15. 1000s 10,000s Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors Contributors Nightly testers
    11. 16. 10,000s 500,000 Daily Contributors Contributors Nightly testers Beta testers
    12. 17. 500k Daily users (approx 70M) Nightly testers Beta testers Contributors
    13. 18. Even Aliens Prefer Firefox...
    14. 19. 37% of the code contributed to Firefox since November ’06 has come from the community
    15. 20. How does this work?
    16. 21. Chaos
    17. 22. Chaos Anyone can propose a change
    18. 23. Chaos Anyone can propose a change
    19. 24. Anyone can comment on a proposal for a change Chaos
    20. 25. Anyone can submit a change to the code Chaos
    21. 26. Order Not everyone can approve a change
    22. 27. Order Strong leadership structure
    23. 28. Module Owner Code Review Submit Patch (anyone) Super Review Release Branch Check-in Release Team Review Trunk Check-in Order Multiple Code Reviews
    24. 29. Order Visibility into every change
    25. 32. Firefox & social media <ul><li>Spell checking </li></ul><ul><li>Session restore </li></ul><ul><li>“Awesomebar” </li></ul><ul><li>addons.mozilla.org </li></ul>
    26. 35. link to this page
    27. 37. Advice <ul><li>Get some experience </li></ul><ul><li>Use good tools </li></ul><ul><li>Find good writers </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and facilitate </li></ul>
    28. 38. Engineering advice <ul><li>Track work online </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on documents </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul>
    29. 39. Ways to Get Involved <ul><li>Use Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word spreadfirefox.com </li></ul><ul><li>Give us feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Write an add-on developer.mozilla.org </li></ul><ul><li>Become a contributor </li></ul>
    30. 40. [email_address] Thank you very much! Ideas were shamelessly stolen from at least the following people: The Firefox Community Chris Beard Mike Beltzner Dave Camp Paul Colton Mike Connor Asa Dotzler David Eaves Brendan Eich Alex Faaborg Mark Finkle Jay Goldman Ben Goodger John Lilly Larry Lessig Deb Richardson Mike Shaver Mike Schroepfer (especially) Martin Weinberger
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