Describing Mozilla

May 27th, 2009

I am regularly trying to describe the nature of Mozilla — why we exist, what our goals are, how to think about Mozilla, why Firefox is a means rather than an end, etc. A few weeks back I put together some new ideas. The slides are not polished. They are the background for trying out the ideas. I like some of the ideas though :-). You can find the slides here or at the Mozilla Library.

9 comments for “Describing Mozilla”

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    […] If you’ve got your own ideas on how to best describe Mozilla in a sentence, please post them here or here. I will clean up and synthesize in a while. Also, I’ve got a related post coming riffing on Mitchell’s ‘what is a better internet?’ slide. […]

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    Giuliano said on May 27th, 2009 at 12:58 pm:

    Hi Mitchell, many thanks for your work, I found your slides really illuminating! They gave me some nice idea which I’ll try to realize. 🙂

    BTW, the link to the Mozilla Library shows a blank page (Firefox 3, IE 8 and Opera 10).


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    Giuliano said on May 28th, 2009 at 12:04 am:

    The link to the Mozilla Library works fine now. Thanks for fixing it Mitchell. 🙂

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    Sanjana said on June 1st, 2009 at 8:26 pm:

    Your personas really brightned up my browser box.
    Thanks a lot for the wonderful contribution.

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    Phillip Smith said on June 4th, 2009 at 3:35 pm:

    Hey! Those slides look like they were created in Keynote. 😛

    (J/k: Good presentation. Lots to think about.)


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