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Mike Conley: The Joy of Coding (Episode 1)

Thunderbird - mo, 16/02/2015 - 20:29

Here’s the first episode! I streamed it last Wednesday, and it was mostly concerned with bug 1090439, which is about making the print dialog and progress calls from the child process asynchronous.

Here are the notes for that bug. I still haven’t closed it yet, so perhaps I’ll keep pressing on this next Wednesday when I stream Episode 2. We’ll see!

A note that I did struggle with some resolution issues in this episode. I’m working with Richard Milewski from the Air Mozilla team to make this better for the next episode. Sorry about that!

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Air Mozilla: Mozilla Weekly Project Meeting

Mozilla planet - mo, 16/02/2015 - 20:00

Mozilla Weekly Project Meeting The Monday Project Meeting

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Latest Mozilla Firefox browser offers glimpse of world without Flash - TechRadar

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Latest Mozilla Firefox browser offers glimpse of world without Flash
TechRadar
Yet another service removing support for Adobe Flash after Mozilla began implementing a tool in its Firefox browser that allows sites to run Flash videos without the need for the plugin. Adobe Flash's days were already numbered before Shumway was ...

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Mozilla arbeitet an Alternative für Flash Player - ZDNet.de

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PC-Welt

Mozilla arbeitet an Alternative für Flash Player
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Mozilla will mit seinem Projekt Shumway dafür sorgen, dass sich Videos ohne den Flash Player von Adobe abspielen lassen. Im für Entwickler gedachten Nightly Channel seines Browsers Firefox setzt es den Emulator bereits für diesen Zweck ein.
Project Shumway: Mozilla macht Flash-Plugin überflüssigPC-Welt
Mozillas Project Shumway - Flash-Inhalte in Firefox ohne Adobe Flash abspielenGameStar

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Roberto A. Vitillo: Add-on hangs: a brief summary

Mozilla planet - mo, 16/02/2015 - 17:11

I have blogged about clustering BHR hangs before. This post is dedicated to the add-on side of things.

In a way BHR could be seen as a distributed profiler: each user runs a local profiler that samples the stack of a thread only when that thread is hanging for over N milliseconds. Then the stacks are sent to our backend infrastructure through a Telemetry submission.

Imagine to profile Firefox for an hour. At the end of the hour you would like to determine the impact of one of your installed add-ons on the browsing experience. Not simple at all, the add-on might have been in use only for a fraction of your session, say 20 seconds. In that fraction it might have slowed down the browser significantly though. Since you are collecting hangs for the whole session, that signal might eventually be dominated by noise. This means that in most cases, add-on hangs are not going to look like a big deal once aggregated.

I aggregated the stacks and partitioned them in browser and add-on specific ones. For a given add-on Foo, I computed for all sessions the ratio of hangs of Foo over the number of hangs of both Firefox and Foo. Finally I averaged those ratios. This final number gives an idea of the average proportion of hangs due to Foo an user of that add-on can expect to find in his session.

That’s not the whole story though, one can imagine scenarios where an add-on triggers an asynchrounous workload in the browser which will not be accounted to the add-on itself, like garbage collection. In a grantedly less common, but still plausible scenario, an add-on could improve the performances of the browser and in doing so reducing the number of browser specific hangs while increasing the ratio. In general I tend to see the final number as a lower bound and even though it’s not precise, it can help identify bottlenecks.

From the most popular add-ons the ones that have a high ratio are:

  1. Lastpass (12%)
  2. Hola Better Internet (11%)
  3. Avira Antivirus (10%)
  4. noscript (9%)
  5. Adblock (9%), note this is not Adblock Plus

LastPass, for instance, has a ratio of hangs of about 12%, which means that if you had just LastPass installed and no other add-on, on average about 12% of the hangs you would experience would likely be due to LastPass. That’s a lot and and the main culprit seems to be the logic to scan for input fields when the document changes dynamically. That said I am glad I can’t see any popular add-ons with a shockingly high ratio of hangs, which is good.

The numbers shouldn’t be used to mark an add-on as bad or good; they are based on a fallible heuristic and they are meant to give us the tools to prioritize which add-ons we should keep an eye on.


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Does Mozilla Firefox's latest update signal the death of Adobe Flash? - ITProPortal

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Does Mozilla Firefox's latest update signal the death of Adobe Flash?
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“The Firefox Nightly channel now uses Shumway to play Flash videos on Amazon.com,” said Mozilla programmer Chris Peterson in a mailing list message. “The Shumway team has been improving compatibility with Flash video players and will whitelist more ...
Mozilla's Project Shumway Eliminates Need For Adobe Flash Player On Firefox ...Tech Times
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Mozilla creates Shumway to shun Flash away - Inquirer

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Mozilla creates Shumway to shun Flash away
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MOZILLA HAS CREATED a way of rendering Adobe Flash animations without all that pesky mucking about in Adobe Flash. Shumway is an experiment designed to transcode .swf files into native HTML5 on the fly. This means that users will get the experience, ...
Mozilla puts another nail on Flash's coffinSlashGear
Does Mozilla Firefox's latest update signal the death of Adobe Flash?ITProPortal
Mozilla's Shumway project works to run Flash without Flash PlayerPCWorld
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Mozilla's Project Shumway looks to kill Adobe Flash Player for good - gearburn

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Mozilla's Project Shumway looks to kill Adobe Flash Player for good
gearburn
If there's one thing more annoying than advertisements in a web browsing experience, its Adobe's awful Flash Player. The runtime is about as buggy as an entomologist's laboratory and as slow as a slug on a sticky treadmill, but more and more companies ...

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Air Mozilla: Les bonnes pratiques avec MariaDB

Mozilla planet - mo, 16/02/2015 - 15:32

Les bonnes pratiques avec MariaDB MariaDB Best Practices

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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari Have Improved Web Browsing ... - ZAGASI

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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari Have Improved Web Browsing ...
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Internet Explorer faces stern competition from the likes of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera Next and a host of other up and coming internet browsers. The introduction of a number of new internet browsers may not please Microsoft, but ...
COMING SOON Live Q&A: Do entrepreneurs need an MBA?FT.com (blog)

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Project Shumway - Mozilla chce flasha bez Flash Playera - PC World

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Project Shumway - Mozilla chce flasha bez Flash Playera
PC World
... YouTube, czy Vimeo już od dawna postawiły na HTML5. Nie wymaga on żadnych wtyczek, a co za tym idzie - częstych aktualizacji, nadto jest uniwersalny dla wszystkich systemów operacyjnych. Czy zatem Mozilla robi dobrze, próbując znaleźć alternatywę ...
Shumway na kłopoty z FlashemKopalniaWiedzy

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Project Shumway: Mozilla macht Flash-Plugin überflüssig - PC-Welt

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Project Shumway: Mozilla macht Flash-Plugin überflüssig
PC-Welt
Shumway funktioniert derzeit aber nur mit wenigen Flash-Inhalten, wie Mozilla-Entwickler Chris Peterson in einem Forumsbeitrag erläutert. So beispielsweise bei diesem Produkt-Tour-Video auf Amazon.com. Shumway benötigt außerdem den H.264-Decoder ...

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Mozilla puts another nail on Flash's coffin - SlashGear

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Mozilla puts another nail on Flash's coffin
SlashGear
Once the darling of the Web, Flash has become a liability and an embarrassment. But as much as the powers that be want and work to make Flash go the way of the dinosaur, there are still a few holdovers on the Internet that refuse, or at the very least ...
Mozilla's Shumway project works to run Flash without Flash PlayerPCWorld
Mozilla Firefox -Tehran Chronicle

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Rumbling Edge - Thunderbird: 2015-02-15 Calendar builds

Thunderbird - mo, 16/02/2015 - 08:22

Common (excluding Website bugs)-specific: (36)

  • Fixed: 603933 – outlook 2007 invitation reply wrong sender
  • Fixed: 1009894 – Update internal timezone database from version 2014b to version 2015a
  • Fixed: 1070491 – Today pane/sidebar: Month and year always “Jan 5555″ on startup
  • Fixed: 1070881 – Running xpcshell tests failing because Lightning directory missing from dist/bin/extensions/
  • Fixed: 1083374 – Calendar xpcshell and mozmill tests failing after OS X signing changes
  • Fixed: 1095119 – Remove Promise.defer usage
  • Fixed: 1101175 – Accepting inviations doesn’t work as expected (403 forbidden)
  • Fixed: 1110881 – Google login popup gives no context
  • Fixed: 1116227 – String shims are defined incorrectly
  • Fixed: 1116305 – Lightning 3.3.2 still speaks only English in TB 31.3.
  • Fixed: 1116882 – calRecurrenceRule tries to set a non-numeric BYMONTHDAY rule
  • Fixed: 1117339 – Thunderbird 24 doesn’t support using Promise as a constructor
  • Fixed: 1117340 – Task lists don’t work for calendar entries without a calendar
  • Fixed: 1117341 – Outdated client message shown when using obsolete token
  • Fixed: 1117540 – useDefault not correctly set if there are no default alarms
  • Fixed: 1117541 – Fix and run xpcshell tests for the provider
  • Fixed: 1120163 – Warning: Property contained reference to invalid variable
  • Fixed: 1120258 – Saving an item in the event dialog fails with MODIFICATION_FAILED if the item has been modified elsewhere
  • Fixed: 1120669 – Details button in imipBar is not always reset
  • Fixed: 1121156 – Converting to event broken for locales without an alphabet
  • Fixed: 1121373 – “Other month” day label in month view have a different color
  • Fixed: 1121415 – Replace timezones.sqlite with a non-binary format
  • Fixed: 1123088 – Label for calendar alarm preview button should be “play”
  • Fixed: 1123207 – Sea Monkey Calendar has disappeared
  • Fixed: 1124152 – Move shims from gdataUtils to shim/ subdirectory
  • Fixed: 1124154 – Wait for parsing to complete before completing synchronization
  • Fixed: 1124640 – Excessive drop-downs and other widths in Lightning’s options – Calendar pane tabs
  • Fixed: 1126338 – Cannot create Google event with addItem() with attendees and no organizer
  • Fixed: 1127247 – Typo in timezone JSON property
  • Fixed: 1128105 – Meeting Accept/Decline buttons not appearing on incoming meeting invitations
  • Fixed: 1128258 – Error in attendee invitation dialog
  • Fixed: 1128293 – TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | xpcshell-icaljs.ini:calendar/test/unit/test_alarmservice.js | test_addItems – [test_addItems : 12] false == true
  • Fixed: 1129094 – [Error: ics-service doesn’t recognize own tzid: floating] [TypeError: aComponent is null] in calTimezoneService.js
  • Fixed: 1129857 – Update timezones to 2015a
  • Fixed: 1130841 – Fix the TodayLabel color for systemcolors
  • Fixed: 1130902 – Notifications are not sent when modifying events

Sunbird will no longer be actively developed by the Calendar team.

Windows builds Official Windows

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Mac builds Official Mac

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Rumbling Edge - Thunderbird: 2015-02-15 Thunderbird comm-central builds

Thunderbird - mo, 16/02/2015 - 08:21

Thunderbird-specific: (27)

  • Fixed: 325458 – Recipient Autocomplete: Nickname does not get highest precedence for matching address book entries, for searchphrase==nickname [To, CC, addressing field/area, toplisted, priority, results]
  • Fixed: 526429 – Theme preview should be made branding-aware or branding-agnostic
  • Fixed: 588759 – Make sure status bar messages have proper punctuation
  • Fixed: 742248 – Cannot scroll message window from the input area
  • Fixed: 790539 – Participant list does not update properly while chat tab is inactive
  • Fixed: 926181 – Thunderbird 24 OSX freezes on startup with profile on network drive (AFP)
  • Fixed: 986978 – Add Data Choices Tab to preferences, with GUI option to enable/disable Crash Reporter
  • Fixed: 1084653 – Recipient autocomplete: Increase maximum default number of result entries immediately visible in dropdown from current limit of 4 contacts
  • Fixed: 1085382 – unable to create the phishing warden: [Exception… “Not enough arguments [nsIUrlListManager.registerTable]” nsresult: “0x80570001 (NS_ERROR_XPC_NOT_ENOUGH_ARGS)” location: “JS frame :: file:///REF-OBJ-DIR/objdir-tb3/dist/bin/components/nsPhishingProtec
  • Fixed: 1100330 – ReferenceError: reference to undefined property this._actualWorker in gloda/indexer.js
  • Fixed: 1108251 – Review styling for threadpane icons/columns on all platforms
  • Fixed: 1113863 – Windows 7 Debug failing all tests | Exception: Sorry, cannot connect to jsbridge extension, port 24242
  • Fixed: 1117060 – remove deprecated let expressions in comm-central
  • Fixed: 1117496 – The Chat toolbar don’t use the inverted icons on dark LW-themes
  • Fixed: 1117526 – Selected tab shows bottom border when using LW-theme
  • Fixed: 1118395 – “create filter from message” message header context menu for non-address should trigger only for right click
  • Fixed: 1120136 – C-C: mailnews/local/src/nsPop3Sink.{h,cpp} variable m_inboxOutputStream is no longer used.
  • Fixed: 1120179 – [in-content preferences] orange stripe is missing on main navigation
  • Fixed: 1120181 – [in-content preferences] jumping icon when switching preference category
  • Fixed: 1120183 – [in-content preferences] titles of subcategories are underlined, not in Firefox
  • Fixed: 1121107 – Consider patching mozmill to be able to run in the mozharness virtualenv
  • Fixed: 1121143 – onFolderRemovedFromQ “canceled” undefined (wrong scope)
  • Fixed: 1121566 – TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | dom/presentation/tests/xpcshell/test_presentation_device_manager.js | xpcshell return code: 0
  • Fixed: 1124736 – Move PREF_JS_EXPORTS to moz.build in c-c
  • Fixed: 1126859 – comm-central compilation error: ‘PL_DHashTableLookup’ was not declared in this scope, etc.
  • Fixed: 1127199 – getValidRFC5322Date returns wrong date in some instances.
  • Fixed: 1133022 – Error: …\installer\package-manifest:151: Missing file(s): bin/components/imgicon.xpt

MailNews Core-specific: (22)

  • Fixed: 479823 – archive filter rules: when Archive function is used a special set of filters marked to activate at ‘Archive time’ should be invoked, not the built-in archive function
  • Fixed: 498814 – “Compact Folder” silently fails and deletes .msf, if mail folder file is opened by other software (in the worst case, generates null mail folder file or deletes mail folder file)
  • Fixed: 558659 – Support IMAP LIST SPECIAL-USE (RFC 6154) to autoconfigure Sent, Trash, Draft folders on IMAP servers
  • Fixed: 675448 – “Save as …” multiple mails fails because of long pathnames and doesn’t notice the user
  • Fixed: 771643 – deleting or moving messages doesn’t delete messages from the filesystem when using Maildir Lite(IMAP. No way to expunge/delete files under cur as offline-store file when maildirstore, because “Compact” is completely killed by maldirstore even though IMAP)
  • Fixed: 847183 – After new account has been added in the account manager, it doesn’t show up there until closing and reopening it, only directly visible in folder pane
  • Fixed: 854798 – Compacting Berkeley Mbox file changes messageKey (to new MsgOffset after compact), causing dataloss/privacy problems (bug 817245 / bug 799450, bug 766495) due to current design problem of MsgKey=MsgOffset (for Berkeley Mbox files)
  • Fixed: 894012 – convert expungedBytes to 64bit
  • Fixed: 912216 – Temporarily disable CONDSTORE support for many “GMail IMAP + Thunderbird/SeaMonkey” users
  • Fixed: 934170 – mozilla/mach xpcshell-test does not work for comm-central
  • Fixed: 964024 – mozTXTToHTMLConv should never convert content inside <style>, <script>, <head> tags
  • Fixed: 1113275 – Make tests dependent on imapPump work with maildir
  • Fixed: 1117199 – reset mailnews.send_default_charset and mailnews.view_default_charset if they had values no longer supported
  • Fixed: 1118027 – fix some compile warnings in compose/src/nsMsgSend.cpp
  • Fixed: 1120067 – RSS (2.0?) feeds not updating and not being added.
  • Fixed: 1121482 – Remove PL_DHashTableOperate from comm-central
  • Fixed: 1121488 – port changes from bug 1120476 and bug 1121304 to comm-central
  • Fixed: 1122346 – Check if draft message is in db before deleting
  • Fixed: 1123117 – fixIterator should support for-of iteration
  • Fixed: 1124118 – Follow up nsIProgressEventSink.onProgress and nsITransport.onTransportStatus changes by bug 1116867
  • Fixed: 1125672 – PROCESS-CRASH | mailnews/imap/test/unit/test_mailboxes.js | application crashed [@ nsWeakReference::Release()]
  • Fixed: 1132271 – Port bug 1001332 to comm-beta to allow xp to work in Thunderbird beta 36

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686), Official Linux (x86_64)

Mac builds Official Mac

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Add-ons in Firefox voorzien van een krabbeltje - Rendement Uitgeverij

Nieuws verzameld via Google - mo, 16/02/2015 - 07:01

Add-ons in Firefox voorzien van een krabbeltje
Rendement Uitgeverij
16 februari 2015 - Als u in de nabije toekomst browser Firefox downloadt, kunt u alleen nog add-ons installeren die door moederbedrijf Mozilla voorzien zijn van een handtekening. Mozilla geeft met de handtekening aan dat de add-on veilig is en dat u ...

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Jared Wein: Starting of my new mentoring program

Mozilla planet - mo, 16/02/2015 - 06:13

Today starts the first day of the mentoring program that I announced in my previous blog post.

In good news, I was overwhelmed by the number of responses I received to the blog post. Within three days, 57 people sent me an email requesting to be a part of the program. This tells me there is a strong need for more guided programs like this. On the downside, it was very hard to select only four people from the group.

In the end, I ended up selecting five people to partake in this. They are from all over the world: India (2); Germany; and USA (2).

I have assigned the first bugs and work should proceed this week on getting a build working and finding their way through the Firefox developer ecosystem.


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µBlock a Mozilla Add-ons oldalán - Hungarian Unix Portal

Nieuws verzameld via Google - snein, 15/02/2015 - 21:22

µBlock a Mozilla Add-ons oldalán
Hungarian Unix Portal
Nemrég volt szó a µBlock-ról. Mostantól megtalálható a hatékony blocker kiegészítő a Mozilla hivatalos Add-ons oldalán. A kiegészítő ugyan szerepel a hivatalos oldalon, de még nem vizsgálta át a Mozilla, így érdemes fokozott óvatossággal kezelni. ».

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Mark Surman: Participation, permission and momentum

Mozilla planet - snein, 15/02/2015 - 19:33

Don’t wait for permission. If you have an idea that excites you, a thing you want to prototype, a skill you proudly want to share, an annoying bug you want to fix, a conversation you want to convene: don’t wait for someone else to say yes. Just do it!

This is useful (and common) advice for pretty much any endeavor. But, for Mozilla and Mozillians, it’s critical. Especially right now.

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We’ve committed to building a more radical approach to participation over the next three years. And, more specifically, we ultimately want to get to a place where we have more Mozilla activities happening than the centralized parts of the org can track, let alone control.

How do we do this? One big step is reinvigorating Mozilla’s overall architecture of participation: the ways we help people connect, collaborate and get shit done. This is both important and urgent. However, as we work on this, there is something even more urgent: keeping up the momentum that comes from simply taking action and building great stuff. We need to maintain momentum and reinvigorate our architecture of participation in tandem in order to succeed. And I worry a little that recent discussions of participation have focused a little too heavily on the architecture part so far.

The good news: Mozillians have a deep history of having a good idea and just running with it. With the best ideas, others start to pitch in time and resources. And momentum builds.

A famous example of this is the Firefox 1.0 New York times ad in 2004. A group of volunteers and supporters had the idea of celebrating the launch of Firefox in a big way. They came up with a concept and started running with it. As a momentum built, Mozilla Foundation staff came in to help. The result was the the first high profile crowd-funded product launch in history — and a people-powered kickoff to Firefox’s dramatic rise in popularity.

This kind of thing still happens all the time today. A modest example from the last few weeks: the Mozilla Bangladesh community’s participation at BASIS. Mozilla volunteers arranged to get a booth and a four hour time slot for free at this huge local tech event, something other companies paid $10,000 to get. They then organized an ambitious program that covered everything from Firefox OS demos to contributing to SuMo to teaching web literacy to getting involved in MDN, QA and web app development — they covered a broad swatch of top priority Mozilla topics and goals. Mozilla staff helped and encouraged remotely. But this really was driven locally and from the ground up.

Separated by 10 years and operating at very different scale, these two examples have a number of things in common: the ideas and activities were independently initiated but still tied back to core Mozilla priorities; initial resources needed to get the idea moving were gathered by the people who would make it happen (i.e. initial donations or free space at a conference); staff from the central Mozilla organization came in later in the process and played a supporting role. In each case, decentralized action led to activities and outcomes that drove things forward on Mozilla’s overall goals of the time (e.g. Firefox adoption, Webmaker growth, SuMo volunteer recruitment).

This same pattern has happened thousands of times over, with bug fixes, documentation, original ideas that make it into core products and, of course, with ads and events. While there are many other ways that people participate, independent and decentralized action where people ‘just do something’ is an important and real part of how Mozilla works.

As we figure out how to move forward with our 2015+ participation plan, I want to highlight this ‘don’t wait for permission’ aspect of Mozilla. Two things seem particularly important to focus on right now:

First: strengthening decentralized leadership at Mozilla. For me, this is critical if we’re serious about radical participation. It’s so core to who we are and how we win. To make progress here, we need to admit that we’re not as good at decentralized leadership today as we want or need to be. And then we need to have an an honest discussion about the goals that Mozilla has in the current era and how to build up decentralized leadership in a way helps move those goals forward. This is a key piece of ‘reinvigorating Mozilla’s architecture of participation’.

A second, and more urgent, topic: maintaining momentum across the Mozilla community. It’s critical that Mozillians continue act on their ideas and take initiative even as we work through these broader questions of participation. I’ve had a couple of conversations recently that went something like ‘it feels like we need to wait on a ‘final plan’ re: participation before going ahead with an idea we have’. I’m not sure if I was reading those conversations right or if this is a widespread feeling. If it is, we’re in deep trouble. We won’t get to more radical participation simply by bringing in new ideas from other orgs and redesigning how we work. In fact, the more important ingredient is people taking action at the grassroots — running with an idea, prototyping something, sharing a skill, fixing an annoying bug, convening a conversation. It’s this sort of action that fuels momentum both in our community and with our products.

For me, focusing on both of these themes simultaneously — keeping momentum and reinvigorating our architecture of participation — is critical. If we focus only on momentum, we may get incrementally better at participation, but we won’t have the breakthroughs we need. If we just focus on new approaches and architectures for participation, we risk stalling or losing the faith or getting distracted. However, if we can do both at once, we have the chance to unlock something really powerful over the next three years — a new era of radical participation at Mozilla.

The draft participation plan we’ve developed for the next three years is designed with this in mind. It includes a new Community Development Team to help us keep momentum, with a particular focus on supporting Mozilla community members around the world who are taking action right now. And we are setting up a Participation Task Force (we need a better name for this!) to get new ideas and systems in place that help us improve the overall architecture of participation at Mozilla. These efforts are just a few weeks old. As they build steam and people get involved, I believe they have the potential to take us where we want to go.

Of course, the teams behind our participation plan are a just a small part of the story: they are a support for staff and volunteers across Mozilla who want to get better at participation. The actual fuel of participation will come from all of us running with our ideas and taking action. This is the core point of my post: moving towards a more radical approach to participation is something each of us must play a role in. Playing that role doesn’t flow from plans or instructions from our participation support teams. It flows from rolling up our sleeves to passionately pursue good ideas with the people around us. That’s something all of us need to do right now if we believe that radical participation is an important part of Mozilla’s future.


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Mozilla будет подписывать расширения Firefox, что сделает их более ... - ITC.ua

Nieuws verzameld via Google - snein, 15/02/2015 - 15:04

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Mozilla будет подписывать расширения Firefox, что сделает их более ...
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В отличие от Google в Mozilla разрешают распространять расширения для своего браузера не только через центральный репозиторий, но и на других сайтах. Это более либеральный подход, в то же время снижающий защищенность браузера ...

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