Integrated Revised 2010 Goals

January 5th, 2009

Here’s what I believe to be the final, consolidated set of 2010 goals. Let me know if you think there is some big issue I missed.

1. Make openness, participation and distributed decision-making more common experiences in Internet life

  • More and stronger Mozilla communities practicing these values
  • Mozilla experiences increasingly applicable to topics such as the open web, hybrid social enterprises, organizational sustainability, shared decision-making, individual control, and portability in Internet life
  • Innovations emerge from varied sources
  • Projects and products based on these values — at Mozilla and elsewhere — become increasingly vibrant
  • Leadership through excellence, technical and otherwise
  • Creation of open content becomes easier
  • The web becomes the primary development environment for applications

2. Make the explosion in data safer, more useful and more managable for individuals

  • Products offer people realistic options for understanding, managing, combining, sharing and moving data created by or about them
  • People expect the ability to understand,access, manage, combine, share, and move their data

3. Integrate mobile into one unified, open, innovative web

  • Make the web experience on mobile devices exciting and enjoyable
  • Products:
    - demonstrate the power of the web as the development platform
    - accelerate innovation from multiple sources
    - delight users, attract developers
  • New web standards are for all devices, not segregated into mobile-specific or “web” standards.

4. Reinforce Firefox’s role as a driver of innovation, choice and great user experience

16 comments for “Integrated Revised 2010 Goals”

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    Josef Davies-Coates said on January 7th, 2009 at 3:17 am:

    I personally most excited about number 1. 🙂

    Especially the distributed decision making part.

    Please, Mozilla, build some kick ass web tools that support this in all sphere of life for decision of all kinds!

    I know lots of innovative organisations that would love to use such a system, my own included! 🙂

    As for number 4. I love firefox, but it does slow my whole computer down too much when I’ve got too many tabs open (as I too often do). Please work out a way to improve that.


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    Robert Kaiser said on January 7th, 2009 at 3:18 pm:

    As much as I would sign all of those goals as well all other subgoals and of course the Manifesto itself, I’d personally not 100% agree with the last subgoal of 1) as I see good reasons for desktops and e.g. XULRunner to have as much weight as development environments as the web. I share the vision of making the platform for web applications be open but I see the desktop, the traditional client-server model and the web as equally important development environments.

    Just my 2c.

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    Olivier said on January 12th, 2009 at 2:28 am:

    Thank you for this excellent summary, Mitchell. I appreciate the effort that is being put on expressing these goals. They do truly matter.

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    Gen Kanai said on January 12th, 2009 at 7:50 pm:

    It was just revealed by Hal Roberts of Harvard/Berkman that tools that people are using to get around the firewall in China are selling user data.

    This, to me, says that the questions around data and privacy are indeed important and I’m glad they are on our goals.

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    Gabriela said on January 13th, 2009 at 1:54 pm:

    To Josef Davies-Coates,
    Have you tried the Too Many Tabs extension?
    It makes FF much faster, decreases the RAM usage, and lets you open and close your tabs as you need them.
    Do try it and see!!!

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    sonny said on January 13th, 2009 at 2:33 pm:

    Hi, would like to translate Mozilla’s 2010 Goals in French.

    Is it possible?
    Wich licence are we supposed to use?
    And can we publish the translation anywhere?

    This work should be, of course, also published on whatever Mozilla sites.


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    tim kraemer said on January 17th, 2009 at 10:41 am:

    I really wish you would add functionality to CPU limit the flash plugin. On a netbook, the #1 problem with CPU utilization is almost always a poorly made flash advertisement. Page rendering and other surfing really don’t hammer the CPU but leaving Firefox open on a page with a bad advertisement can leave the system sitting at 80% cpu utilization for no good reason. Please address this!!!


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    Steve Downs said on January 21st, 2009 at 8:28 am:

    I have been using Firefox for quite a while and love it. The only problem that I run into is that is slows my computer down when I have too many tabs open.

    I have a suggestion (besides the speed issue above), that is to save the URL in the graphics folder when you save a web page.

    I have run across the problem of finding a web page on my computer (that I saved a while ago), but not known where exactly it came from. Currently, I copy the URL to Notepad and save it as “URL.txt” in the graphics folder that saves with the web page. It would be nice if you could make that happen automatically.

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    Zak Greant said on January 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm:

    Hey Mitchell,

    I was chatting with Donnie Berkholz from Gentoo about our general goal and he offered an interesting and small sophistication. Maybe our goal here should be:

    “Using the Internet to help make openness, participation and decentralized decision-making common experiences.”

    The brief discussion happens in the comments on one of my blog posts, starting at:

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