The Mozilla Manifesto

The first thing I do when I install a new web browser is set up the web apps that I use over and over again.  That includes Hootsuite, Gmail, Google +, Facebook, and the Scribefire blog editor.

For some reason, on this computer I also left the Mozilla start page.  It’s not a page that I pay a great deal of attention to; it’s just so handy for the shortcuts to configure things.

Recently, I had the browser loaded and was distracted from what I was going to do and noticed a section under the search box.

Am I bad for not paying attention before?  I’m sure that it’s been there since the recent campaign on Web Neutrality.

It was the #7 principle from Mozilla.  Very interesting; I like so much of what Mozilla does in terms of software development, what they’ve done for education, and I really like the recently updated Web Literacy Map.

So, having completely forgotten what I was about to do, I decided to check out their complete list of principles.  After all, this is #7, there’s got to be at least 6 others.

It turns out that there are 10 of them and you can visit them here.  The entire manifesto is fleshed out there.

Isn’t this what you want your web to be?

Published by dougpete

The content of this blog is created by me at the keyboard or as a result of an aggregator of my daily reading under the title OTR Links. On Fridays, look for my signature post "This Week in Ontario Edublogs" where I try to share some great writing from Ontario Educators. The other regular post appears Sunday mornings as I try to start a conversation about things that have gone missing from our daily lives.

5 thoughts on “The Mozilla Manifesto

  1. I like number 9. Too many people who love FOSS are antagonistic, overly so in my opinion, to commercial development.

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  2. Doug,

    I am glad you enjoy Version 1.5 of the Web Literacy Map. The community worked hard to align the manifesto. You see this in the split security and privacy, the addition of controlling a place to publish on the web, and the retooled open practice.

    We are looking for people interested in starting Mozilla Web Clubs around the world. Please let folks know.

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  3. As a note you linked to version 1.1 we juzt launched 1.5. It will be included in the newly desigbed teach.webmaker.org page launching in April. Till tgen you can find links on Twitter at #teachtheweb.

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