Mozilla And Social Media

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Presentation by Jason Orendorff of Mozilla at Memphis Social Media Breakfast, 3 Dec 2008.

Presentation by Jason Orendorff of Mozilla at Memphis Social Media Breakfast, 3 Dec 2008.

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  • (I gave this talk at the Memphis Social Media Breakfast on 3 Dec 2008.) Good morning! Let’s start with an easy question...

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  • 1. Mozilla and Social Media Jason Orendorff Mozilla Corporation
  • 2. What is Mozilla?
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  • 8. Built on Mozilla Platform
  • 9. Firefox Numbers
    • 200+ million users worldwide
    • 2,500+ community-contributed extensions
    • 62 languages (and growing)
    • 20% worldwide market share
    • 1,600+ contributors to code base
    • thousands of volunteers & evangelists
    • just over 150 employees
  • 10. Who creates Firefox?
  • 11. 1 Me
  • 12. 1 75 Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team
  • 13. 1 75 100s Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors
  • 14. 75 100s 1000s Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors Contributors
  • 15. 1000s 10,000s Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors Contributors Nightly testers
  • 16. 10,000s 500,000 Daily Contributors Contributors Nightly testers Beta testers
  • 17. 500k Daily users (approx 70M) Nightly testers Beta testers Contributors
  • 18. Even Aliens Prefer Firefox...
  • 19. 37% of the code contributed to Firefox since November ’06 has come from the community
  • 20. How does this work?
  • 21. Chaos
  • 22. Chaos Anyone can propose a change
  • 23. Chaos Anyone can propose a change
  • 24. Anyone can comment on a proposal for a change Chaos
  • 25. Anyone can submit a change to the code Chaos
  • 26. Order Not everyone can approve a change
  • 27. Order Strong leadership structure
  • 28. Module Owner Code Review Submit Patch (anyone) Super Review Release Branch Check-in Release Team Review Trunk Check-in Order Multiple Code Reviews
  • 29. Order Visibility into every change
  • 30.  
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  • 32. Firefox & social media
    • Spell checking
    • Session restore
    • “Awesomebar”
    • addons.mozilla.org
  • 33.  
  • 34.  
  • 35. link to this page
  • 36.  
  • 37. Advice
    • Get some experience
    • Use good tools
    • Find good writers
    • Listen and facilitate
  • 38. Engineering advice
    • Track work online
    • Collaborate on documents
    • Blog
  • 39. Ways to Get Involved
    • Use Firefox
    • Spread the word spreadfirefox.com
    • Give us feedback
    • Write an add-on developer.mozilla.org
    • Become a contributor
  • 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