Mozilla Foundation rallies supporters to take back the web
In its first on-site live gathering of open source Mozilla developers since the organization was established last July, the Mozilla Foundation is hosting Developer Day on Friday February 25,2004 at its Mountain View, CA, headquarters.
Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2004--In its first on-site live gathering of open source Mozilla developers since the organization was established last July, the Mozilla Foundation is hosting Developer Day on Friday February 25,2004 at its Mountain View, CA, headquarters.
As an open source project, the Mozilla Foundation relies on a vibrant community of volunteer developers for its continued success. Foundation staffers and contributors from around the globe will gather to learn, collaborate, exchange ideas and discuss the future direction of the Mozilla project and its initiatives.
â"We're gathering our community to celebrate our progress and collaborate on development initiatives," said Chris Hofmann, the Mozilla Foundation's Director of Engineering. â"We're going to set a course for what we think are the most important things to be doing over the next few quarters to take our development to the next level."
A number of critical topics will be addressed on Developer Day:
"We want to provide clear direction about where the project is heading and get everybody lined up to do the work that needs to be done," stated Chris Hofmann.
The difference between a closed proprietary development process and the freedom and innovation of the open source model is one of the underpinnings of Mozilla's Developer Day. Open source means open collaboration and a free exchange of ideas, which is what this event is all about.
The Mozilla project is riding a torrent of industry, media and end user praise for the Mozilla 1.6 Internet suite and recently released technology previews of the organization's next generation Mozilla Firefox browser and Thunderbird email application. For example, close to one million people downloaded Mozilla 1.6 in the first 20 days after it was released and an even greater number have downloaded Mozilla Firefox 0.8 since it was released on February 9. The rapidly growing demand for Mozilla applications continues to showcase the innovative capacity and excellence of its open source development model.
A webcast of the event will be made available after its completion, further enabling open access to the wider Mozilla community of developers and contributors.
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