Tristan Nitot - @nitot
#EventoLinux, Lisbon, 2013
Creating a Free and
Open-Source mobile
computing platform for all
mercre...
a global community of people
who believe that
openness, innovation, and
opportunity are key to the continued
health of the...
We’re known for the Firefox Web browser
mercredi 25 septembre 13
• The Internet is a global public resource that must remain
open and accessible.
• Individuals must have the ability to sh...
Two things to keep in mind:
1 - We’re a
not-for-profit
organization
2 - What we do,
we do it for the Web
mercredi 25 septem...
The future is mobile
mercredi 25 septembre 13
Google Apple ???
MarketPlace Google Play AppStore
Operating
System
Android iOS
Hardware Motorola
& co
iPhone
Market
positi...
Does the (partial) Open-Source
nature of the software give freedom
to users?
No.
mercredi 25 septembre 13
Mozilla’s vision:
«The Web is the
(mobile) Platform»
mercredi 25 septembre 13
Firefox for Android
mercredi 25 septembre 13
Hardware access
https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI
mercredi 25 septembre 13
Firefox OS
A complete, standalone
operating system for the
open Web, built entirely
using HTML5 & standard
Web APIs
mercre...
Firefox Marketplace
https://marketplace.firefox.com/
mercredi 25 septembre 13
Firefox OS: How an Open Web Phone
connects HTML5 to hardware
Hardware
Drivers
Linux Kernel
Gecko
(Mozilla’s Web Rendering ...
Chipset : Qualcomm
6 Hardware manufacturers: ZTE,TCL (Alcatel OneTouch), LG,
Huawei, Sony, Foxconn
18 Carriers :America Mo...
• 2 billion people will get on-
line in the next 5 years
• They’re mostly feature-
phone users for now
• Firefox OS runs o...
Contribute to Mozilla:
• http://www.mozilla.org/contribute
Get hired by Mozilla:
• http://careers.mozilla.org/
Build Mobil...
Questions & Answers
mercredi 25 septembre 13
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The (partial) open nature of existing mobile platform does not mean freedom for users. What's really needed is a mobile platform which belongs to everyone. Mozilla's vision: "the Web is the (mobile platform)". We'll describe Mozilla's strategy to make this happen, with Firefox OS, html5 and WebAPIs, so that everyone, including the 2 billion people that will come online in the next 5 years, can benefit from the opportunities brought by the Open Web.

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  1. 1. Tristan Nitot - @nitot #EventoLinux, Lisbon, 2013 Creating a Free and Open-Source mobile computing platform for all mercredi 25 septembre 13
  2. 2. a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. Mozilla is mercredi 25 septembre 13
  3. 3. We’re known for the Firefox Web browser mercredi 25 septembre 13
  4. 4. • The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible. • Individuals must have the ability to shape their own experiences on the Internet. • The effectiveness of the Internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide. • Free and open source software promotes the development of the Internet as a public resource. Mozilla Manifesto(excerpts) mercredi 25 septembre 13
  5. 5. Two things to keep in mind: 1 - We’re a not-for-profit organization 2 - What we do, we do it for the Web mercredi 25 septembre 13
  6. 6. The future is mobile mercredi 25 septembre 13
  7. 7. Google Apple ??? MarketPlace Google Play AppStore Operating System Android iOS Hardware Motorola & co iPhone Market position #1 #2 #3 Who’s going to be #3? Blackberry? Microsoft?Tizen? Ubuntu? mercredi 25 septembre 13
  8. 8. Does the (partial) Open-Source nature of the software give freedom to users? No. mercredi 25 septembre 13
  9. 9. Mozilla’s vision: «The Web is the (mobile) Platform» mercredi 25 septembre 13
  10. 10. Firefox for Android mercredi 25 septembre 13
  11. 11. Hardware access https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI mercredi 25 septembre 13
  12. 12. Firefox OS A complete, standalone operating system for the open Web, built entirely using HTML5 & standard Web APIs mercredi 25 septembre 13
  13. 13. Firefox Marketplace https://marketplace.firefox.com/ mercredi 25 septembre 13
  14. 14. Firefox OS: How an Open Web Phone connects HTML5 to hardware Hardware Drivers Linux Kernel Gecko (Mozilla’s Web Rendering Engine) HTML5, JavaScript & CSS Certified apps Privileged apps Hosted apps { System Marketplace Web Security mercredi 25 septembre 13
  15. 15. Chipset : Qualcomm 6 Hardware manufacturers: ZTE,TCL (Alcatel OneTouch), LG, Huawei, Sony, Foxconn 18 Carriers :America Movil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, HutchisonThree Group, KDDI, KT, Megafon, QTel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint,Telecom Italia, Telefonica,Telenor, Telstra,TMN, &VimpelCom Worldwide partnerships mercredi 25 septembre 13
  16. 16. • 2 billion people will get on- line in the next 5 years • They’re mostly feature- phone users for now • Firefox OS runs on inexpensive hardware • Will expand to more high- end hardware in the future For which customers? mercredi 25 septembre 13
  17. 17. Contribute to Mozilla: • http://www.mozilla.org/contribute Get hired by Mozilla: • http://careers.mozilla.org/ Build Mobile Web Apps: • https://marketplace.firefox.com/ 3 things you can do now: mercredi 25 septembre 13
  18. 18. Questions & Answers mercredi 25 septembre 13

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