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State of Mozilla and 2010 Financial Statements

October 10th, 2011

Today I am pleased to share with you this year’s annual State of Mozilla report.  It details our opportunities, our community and our expanding set of initiatives. Included in this post is the full text of the video from the “Ahead” section of the site.   I invite you to learn more about the Mozilla Project and join us in our ongoing efforts to build a better Internet.

Mozilla’s  mission is to ensure that the Internet remains open, interoperable and  respects user sovereignty. We do this by building software that puts  people in control of their digital lives, like Firefox. We do this by  empowering a global community of people who volunteer to champion these  efforts.

Internet  life is changing. We are connecting through more devices. We are living  in apps as well as browsers. We are interacting with friends and  followers and acquaintances. We can experience the Web through a highly  personal, highly customized lens.

The  challenges ahead of us are very real. Mobile platforms are more closed  and more centralized than we have seen in decades. As individuals, we  are losing the ability to act on the Web without permission from large, centralized gatekeepers. We are all being tracked, logged, cataloged,  monetized and turned into products to be sold. We’re seeing the  universal platform of the Web fragmenting back into multiple different  worlds.

As  the Internet experience is changing, Mozilla, too, is changing. The  products and tools that we use to advance our mission are expanding and  evolving. A browser is necessary but not sufficient. Equally important  is expanding the number of people who understand our values and identify as Mozillians. Mozilla has both the challenge and the opportunity to  expand our reach dramatically.  We have the ability to bring our values to life in new ways.  Embracing these opportunities means  embracing change, embracing hope and embracing determination.  This is how we will continue to give people ultimate authority over their digital lives.

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