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

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Introduction to Mozilla

  1. 1. Mozilla And Software Freedom <ul><li>Dwaraka Nath </li></ul><ul><li>Arun Prakash </li></ul><ul><li>Harvish Sekar </li></ul><ul><li>17 th September 2011, SFD </li></ul><ul><li>Chennai. </li></ul>
  2. 2. About Mozilla <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Formed on 23 rd February of 1998 by Netscape Communications as Mozilla Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla Foundation launched on July 15, 2003. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What We Do <ul><li>We are a non – profit organization who see success with People than with Share and Stake holders. </li></ul><ul><li>We try to achieve our goal by building and promoting software like Firefox and movements like Drumbeat </li></ul><ul><li>We want to see the Power and potential of Internet and want to see it thrive for everyone, everywhere. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mozilla’s Projects <ul><li>Mozilla’s Projects have been one of the most successful open—source movements in the recent years. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Firefox <ul><li>World’s most advanced and secure Internet Browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts for more than a quarter of world’s browser market share [1] </li></ul><ul><li>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  </li></ul><ul><li>Above all, its free ! </li></ul>[1] – Source : Wikipedia - as on 16 th September 2011
  6. 6. Firefox – Tech Specs <ul><li>Crash protection support across multiple OS for Silverlight, Flash, QuickTime plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Full WebGL, WebM and HTML5 support (for controls and the new parser) and partial support for CSS Transitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. and Direct2D backend support in Windows. </li></ul><ul><li>More responsive page using Lazy Frame Constitution. </li></ul><ul><li>Significant API improvements for JS-ctypes, Websockets and history </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thunderbird <ul><li>Free, Easy—to—setup and cross platform Email and News Client from Mozilla. </li></ul><ul><li>First stable release : 7 th December 2004. (Current stable release 6.0.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Features: Extensions, Junk Filtering, Themes, Localization, Security and Wide Protocol support, auto-configuration settings for Email Setup, lightweight email reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensively localized into 52 languages worldwide. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thunderbird– Tech Specs <ul><li>Email Protocols supported: IMAP, POP3. </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses: LDAP. </li></ul><ul><li>File-format supported –Mbox – Unix Mail box, Mork and SQLite – Internal Database </li></ul><ul><li>Security – supports SSL/TLS connections to SMTP/IMAP Servers. Supports Digital Encryption of Email with native S/MIME support. </li></ul><ul><li>Trivia : French Military uses Thunderbird and contributes to its security features </li></ul>
  9. 9. Seamonkey <ul><li>All in one Internet Suite consisting of Browser, Mail groups, Feed Reader, an IRC Client (ChatZilla) and Web Development tools </li></ul><ul><li>Uses the same code as used on other Mozilla projects like, Firefox and Thunderbird. </li></ul><ul><li>Seamonkey also consists of a WYSIWYG HTML Editor that is hassle—free and simple to use. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sunbird and Lightning <ul><li>Sunbird – Standalone Calendar Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning – Integrates into Mozilla Thunderbird </li></ul><ul><li>Sunbird developed as a part of Mozilla Calendar Project along with SUN Microsystems and volunteer support </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on Mozilla’s XUL User Interface </li></ul><ul><li>On Integration with Thunderbird, provides sync with Web Calendars like Google Calendar. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mozilla Drumbeat <ul><li>With Drumbeat, we go a step further in our mission to improve the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the on—going projects include, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebMadeMovies – Bringing together Hackers and Filmmakers to innovate the gen-next video technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The School of Webcraft – Peer based Web developer training. </li></ul></ul>To find more about Drumbeat and its projects, visit -
  12. 12. WebFWD <ul><li>WebFWD  Web Forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Fast track application development support and training to people with Creative Ideas that tries to bring up the Web Standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Selected Candidates might join a 4—week Bootcamp (or) 6—month Internship programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Support from Key Mozilla Head and Mentors. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to work at Mozilla HQ and access to resources. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Boot to Gecko <ul><li>Mozilla believes that the web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development. </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that Open Web Technologies sustain as the better basis for future applications, Boot To Gecko(B2G) was proposed. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contribute ! <ul><li>Building a better Internet is an ambitious goal, but we believe that it is possible when people who share our passion get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Coders, artists, writers, testers, surfers, students, grandparents—anyone who cares about the web can help make it even better. </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more at : </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You !