Can Open Source bring about your next Innovation Breakthrough? - Gen Kanai, Mozilla Asia

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Can Open Source bring about your next Innovation Breakthrough? - Gen Kanai, Mozilla Asia

  1. 1. How to innovate with open source:  Lessons from Mozilla
  2. 2. Gen Kanai Director, Asia Business Development http://blog.mozilla.com/gen/ gen at mozilla dot com
  3. 3. Mozilla’s Mission:
  4. 4. Mozilla’s Mission: To promote choice, innovation and participation on the Internet
  5. 5. Mozilla’s Mission: To promote choice, innovation and participation on the Internet
  6. 6. How?
  7. 7. People, Having Fun, Building a Better Internet
  8. 8. What’s a Better Internet?
  9. 9. What’s a Better Internet? There are a few key characteristics:
  10. 10. What’s a Better Internet? There are a few key characteristics: transparent vs. unknowable
  11. 11. What’s a Better Internet? There are a few key characteristics: transparent vs. unknowable hackable vs. immutable
  12. 12. What’s a Better Internet? There are a few key characteristics: transparent vs. unknowable hackable vs. immutable shared control vs. central control
  13. 13. What’s a Better Internet? There are a few key characteristics: transparent vs. unknowable hackable vs. immutable shared control vs. central control international vs. internationalized
  14. 14. What’s a Better Internet? There are a few key characteristics: transparent vs. unknowable hackable vs. immutable shared control vs. central control international vs. internationalized participatory vs. passive
  15. 15. What’s a Better Internet? There are a few key characteristics: transparent vs. unknowable hackable vs. immutable shared control vs. central control international vs. internationalized participatory vs. passive open vs. closed
  16. 16. Our open Internet is made by all of us, you and me and everyone else: Wikipedia Wordpress Creative Commons Flickr Personal weblogs etc.
  17. 17. The closed Internet is made up of plugins: ActiveX Flash Silverlight etc.
  18. 18. Broswer plugins are: Closed source Centrally controlled Not hackable Opaque Often buggy... etc.
  19. 19. Do you remember 2003?
  20. 20. Do you remember 2003? Second Iraq war Human genome completed Last flight of Concorde and...
  21. 21. Do you remember 2003? Second Iraq war Human genome completed Last flight of Concorde Microsoft IE: over 95% share of browsers
  22. 22. In 2009, another country has over 95% share of Microsoft IE...
  23. 23. South Korea 98.66% Microsoft IE Source: logger.co.kr (Sept. 2008)
  24. 24. Visit South Korea to understand the dangers of browser plugins. Only Microsoft IE for secure transactions in Korea. http://blog.mozilla.com/gen/2007/02/27/the-cost-of-monoculture/
  25. 25. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project
  26. 26. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Not all OSS projects are truly open Undocumented APIs Unscheduled code dumps Only some portions OSS; other parts proprietary
  27. 27. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards
  28. 28. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards W3C ECMA IETF
  29. 29. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript
  30. 30. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, and Canvas Mozilla Labs Bespin https://bespin.mozilla.com
  31. 31. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, and Canvas First to natively support HTML 5 <video> <audio> (OGG Theora/Vorbis)
  32. 32. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards First to natively support HTML 5 <video> <audio> (OGG Theora/Vorbis) Now audio and video are first class citizens on the web alongside text and images. Searchable, downloadable, and you can view source!
  33. 33. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards First to natively support HTML 5 <video> <audio> (OGG Theora/Vorbis) Available at: Wikipedia The Internet Archive Daily Motion (new!) http://www.dailymotion.com/openvideodemo
  34. 34. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms
  35. 35. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Firefox Add-Ons (6000 and counting) https://addons.mozilla.org
  36. 36. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Firefox Add-Ons (6000 and counting) https://addons.mozilla.org Made with only HTML, JavaScript and XUL (XML-based UI language) Web technology = Firefox Add-ons
  37. 37. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Mozilla Labs Jetpack https://jetpack.mozillalabs.com
  38. 38. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Localized
  39. 39. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Localized Firefox 3.5 in over 70 languages
  40. 40. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Localized No Bahasa Malaysia (later in '09?)
  41. 41. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Localized Open, participatory process
  42. 42. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Localized Open, participatory process Not just development but also Support http://support.mozilla.com
  43. 43. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Localized Open, participatory process Not just development but also Testing/QA http://quality.mozilla.org
  44. 44. How does Mozilla innovate True open source project Only open standards Extensible platforms Localized Open, participatory process Marketing, Labs, governance, security, etc. Every aspect of Mozilla is open
  45. 45. How does Mozilla innovate Key characteristics
  46. 46. How does Mozilla innovate Key characteristics - public benefit organization, non-profit
  47. 47. How does Mozilla innovate Key characteristics - public benefit organization, non-profit - open source project, open participatory processes
  48. 48. How does Mozilla innovate Key characteristics - public benefit organization, non-profit - open source project, open participatory processes - community required for innovation
  49. 49. How does Mozilla innovate ONLY WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
  50. 50. Thank you: Mitchell Baker, Mark Surman Chris Blizzard, John Lilly Frank Hecker, and everyone from the OSS and Mozilla communities world-wide. CC-Attribution 3.0 Unported http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ These slides will be available for download: http://blog.mozilla.com/gen/

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