Best of Mozilla

June 30, 2018 § 1 Comment

As I depart Mozilla in 2018, I arrive at yet another inflection point in Mozilla’s history.

Mozilla is an incredible success story. From $0 in revenue and cash 15 years ago to $500M in both revenue and assets in the latest published annual report(s). From Mitchell’s Vision and Manifesto in the early 2000’s to the launch of Firefox 1.0 in November, 2004,  Firefox and everything Mozilla stands for has made an impact on the world.

We “Took Back the Web” in 2005 with only a few thousand square feet of space and now have multiple international Mozilla offices with over 1,100 employed Mozillians and thousands of additional open source contributors.

It’s been a privilege to have played a part in scaling Mozilla from this 18 person startup to the multi-national, top brand organization we are today. We made an impact on the industry and we continue to be a powerful voice for the web, the technology industry, and operating as a developer community.

Mozilla is one of those rare special places where you simultaneously seek to change the world and, by doing so, Mozilla changes you.

Mozilla taught me the true meaning of “Open” and how to lead powerfully with both Trust and Transparency. I’ve done my very best to coach/teach other Mozillians these key learning’s and to continuously design these key principles into Mozilla’s “internal operating systems”.

There are too many friends and teammates and Mozillians worldwide to thank who won’t see me as often in the offices but who I’ll still be hanging out with on the web and social media sites.

In the end, the only thing that matters is we connected with each other, learned from each other, and we made a difference. We learned to trust each other by operating transparently and in turn we learned how a small army of awesome Mozillians could leverage and compete with tech giants.

There are so too many stories and so many memories with so many people. The best I can do to convey my experience is to offer a sampling of my “Best Of” in the form of  what everyone loves these days “Videos on the Web”!

In no particular order and with 100% certainty I’ve missed some important “moments in time”, I offer you my take on “Mozilla’s Best of Vdieos” along with some historical and important blogposts from Mozilla leaders in an attempt to capture and share Mozilla’s amazing history over the last 10+ yrs.

There’s a lot below and it may all be tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) for you.  If that’s you, then at least BOOKMARK these links in Firefox or for bonus points SAVE the links to Pocket and Share!
Thank you Mozilla and all Mozillians!
Jim

MOZILLA’s BEST OF (Greatest Hits)

History of Mozilla

Chris Beard’s Mozilla Firefox Brand Manifesto:  We Answer To No One But You!: 

Quick Mozilla Firefox Videos:

I AM A MOZILLIAN!

ARE YOU A MOZILLIAN?

THE WEB WE WANT:  An Open Letter

Seniors React to Firefox Data Privacy

FIREFOX FLICKS: (2012)

UNBOXING FIREFOX:

WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?

Johnathan Nightingale on Firefox (2013)

BONUS CUT:  Making Espresso at Mozilla:

Creating the Firefox Monument: 2014

New Firefox Quantum:  (2017)


BLOGPOSTS:

Mitchell Baker’s Blog: 

John Lilly: 

Denelle Dixon: Online Privacy  

Harvey Anderson: Health of the Web: 

Mark Surman:

Deb Cohen:

Laura Thomson:

https://air.mozilla.org/minimum-viable-bureaucracy/

https://air.mozilla.org/go-faster/


OTHER KEY LINKS

Annual Report – State of Mozilla 2016:https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/annualreport/2016/

IRL:  Internet in Real Life Podcast: 

https://irlpodcast.org/

§ One Response to Best of Mozilla

  • Bill Cook says:

    Thanks for sending. Your work has been awesome. This letter is extremely well written…a fond farewell. Love , Dad

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