Mozilla Manifesto

Mitchell BakerMitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation, has released a draft version of the Mozilla Manifesto, a declaration of principles and ways the Mozilla project as a whole follows and the goals it pursues.

Part of the Mozilla Manifesto are 10 Principles that Mozilla “…believes are critical for the Internet to continue to benefit the public good as well as commercial aspects of life.” I am not going to list or discuss all 10 of the principles. However, #5 really stood out:

“Individuals must have the ability to shape their own experiences on the Internet.”

I strongly believe this is what Mozilla Firefox being an open-source browser is all about. Firefox through its add-ons (extensions, themes, plug-ins, etc) allows individuals the ability to shape their Internet experience by making it their browser. They are not stuck with a “one-size fits all” browser, which restricts their Internet experience with the limitations of being a closed-source browser.


View the complete Manifesto at Mitchell’s Blog

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