Mozilla and Social Media
          Jason Orendorff
               Mozilla Corporation
What is Mozilla?
Built on Mozilla Platform
Firefox Numbers
• 200+ million users worldwide
• 2,500+ community-contributed extensions
• 62 languages (and growing)
• 20...
Who creates Firefox?
Me
1
Me
1

              Mozilla Corporation
              Development Team




         75
Me
1

              Mozilla Corporation
              Development Team


         75
                                    D...
Me




          Mozilla Corporation
          Development Team

     75


                                Daily
         ...
Mozilla Corporation
Development Team



                  Daily
                  Contributors


                         ...
Daily
Contributors


        Contributors

                         Nightly testers
               10,000s




           ...
Contributors




                                         Daily users
        Nightly testers


                          ...
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
Chaos
Anyone can comment on a proposal for a change
Chaos
Anyone can submit a change to the code
Order
Not everyone can approve a change
Order
Strong leadership structure
Order
Multiple Code Reviews
Order
           Multiple Code Reviews
 Submit
  Patch
(anyone)
Order
           Multiple Code Reviews
 Submit
                Module Owner
  Patch
                 Code Review
(anyone)
Order
           Multiple Code Reviews
 Submit
                Module Owner       Super
  Patch
                 Code Revi...
Order
           Multiple Code Reviews
 Submit
                Module Owner       Super
  Patch
                 Code Revi...
Order
           Multiple Code Reviews
 Submit
                Module Owner       Super
  Patch
                 Code Revi...
Order
           Multiple Code Reviews
 Submit
                Module Owner          Super
  Patch
                 Code R...
Order
Visibility into every change
Order
Visibility into every change
Firefox & social media

• Spell checking
• Session restore
• “Awesomebar”
• addons.mozilla.org
link to this page
Advice

• Get some experience
• Use good tools
• Find good writers
• Listen and facilitate
Engineering advice

• Track work online
• Collaborate on documents
• Blog
Ways to Get Involved
• Use Firefox
• Spread the word
  spreadfirefox.com

• Give us feedback
• Write an add-on
  developer....
Thank you very much!
     jorendorff@mozilla.com


        Ideas were shamelessly stolen
        from at least the followi...
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Presentation by Jason Orendorff of Mozilla at Memphis Social Media Breakfast, 3 Dec 2008.

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  1. 1. Mozilla and Social Media Jason Orendorff Mozilla Corporation
  2. 2. What is Mozilla?
  3. 3. Built on Mozilla Platform
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Who creates Firefox?
  6. 6. Me 1
  7. 7. Me 1 Mozilla Corporation Development Team 75
  8. 8. Me 1 Mozilla Corporation Development Team 75 Daily Contributors 100s
  9. 9. Me Mozilla Corporation Development Team 75 Daily Contributors 100s Contributors 1000s
  10. 10. Mozilla Corporation Development Team Daily Contributors Contributors 1000s Nightly testers 10,000s
  11. 11. Daily Contributors Contributors Nightly testers 10,000s Beta testers 500,000
  12. 12. Contributors Daily users Nightly testers Beta testers 500k (approx 70M)
  13. 13. Even Aliens Prefer Firefox...
  14. 14. 37% of the code contributed to Firefox since November ’06 has come from the community
  15. 15. How does this work?
  16. 16. Chaos
  17. 17. Chaos Anyone can propose a change
  18. 18. Chaos Anyone can propose a change
  19. 19. Chaos Anyone can comment on a proposal for a change
  20. 20. Chaos Anyone can submit a change to the code
  21. 21. Order Not everyone can approve a change
  22. 22. Order Strong leadership structure
  23. 23. Order Multiple Code Reviews
  24. 24. Order Multiple Code Reviews Submit Patch (anyone)
  25. 25. Order Multiple Code Reviews Submit Module Owner Patch Code Review (anyone)
  26. 26. Order Multiple Code Reviews Submit Module Owner Super Patch Code Review Review (anyone)
  27. 27. Order Multiple Code Reviews Submit Module Owner Super Patch Code Review Review (anyone) Trunk Check-in
  28. 28. Order Multiple Code Reviews Submit Module Owner Super Patch Code Review Review (anyone) Trunk Release Team Check-in Review
  29. 29. Order Multiple Code Reviews Submit Module Owner Super Patch Code Review Review (anyone) Trunk Release Team Release Branch Check-in Review Check-in
  30. 30. Order Visibility into every change
  31. 31. Order Visibility into every change
  32. 32. Firefox & social media • Spell checking • Session restore • “Awesomebar” • addons.mozilla.org
  33. 33. link to this page
  34. 34. Advice • Get some experience • Use good tools • Find good writers • Listen and facilitate
  35. 35. Engineering advice • Track work online • Collaborate on documents • Blog
  36. 36. Ways to Get Involved • Use Firefox • Spread the word spreadfirefox.com • Give us feedback • Write an add-on developer.mozilla.org • Become a contributor
  37. 37. Thank you very much! jorendorff@mozilla.com 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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