Mozilla Drumbeat Aims to Expand Web Participation
Jan 08, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source has dramatically reshaped the software
development landscape. Yet is it enough to help propel the Web
itself forward for the next decade?
"That's what Mozilla believes. After having been synonymous with
open source for over a decade, thanks to its efforts behind the
popular Firefox Web browser, Mozilla is now creating a new effort
to help shaping the Internet's development using the same sorts of
techniques that have made open source a success.
"The goal of the new Mozilla Drumbeat effort is to go beyond
open source code to encourage and nurture projects that help to
expand understanding and participation in the open Web. While
Drumbeat is today only in its early stages of development, Mozilla
is budgeting more than $1 million in funding for the effort -- a
project that it thinks could help to direct the very future of the