- Volunteering for Mozilla since 2008
- Mozilla Rep
- Co-coordinator Mozilla Switzerland
- Co-coordinator Mozilla German-speaking community
- Web Developer @ netcase.ch
- Member Pirate Party Switzerland
- Member Digitale Gesellschaft
Mozilla Rep, Mozilla Switzerland
Firefox is a trusted brand
Mozilla is non-profit
The Mozilla Corporation is owned by the Foundation
Firefox is the independent choice!
Stakeholders are the users
The Internet is a an integral part of modern life
The Internet is a public resource that must remain open and accessible
Individuals’ security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.
Individuals must have the ability to shape the Internet and their own experiences on it.
Transparent community-based processes promote participation, accountability and trust.
For more points please see: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/manifesto/
"Mozilla" is not only the "Mozilla Corporation"
Thousands of volunteers!
You'll find Mozilla volunteers in every country
Get in contact with them if you need any information
@MozillaCH on Twitter
Regular meetups in Zurich
Open Web Meetup Group in Bern (just started)
We're looking for you!
Every user should have the possibility to decide what (s)he want's to share
Do Not Track
Work on Tracking Protection
TOR middle relays
Accepting patches from TOR directly upstream in Firefox
Careful consideration of new features -> what actually does benefit the user?
Romansh: no other browser has a localization, but Firefox does!
Search engines: whatever works best in the specific country (for example Yandex in Russia)
Many companies to build on Mozilla source code: TOR for example
Not all of them might reflect everything from the Mozilla Manifesto
But that's what Open Source is! (and that's a good thing!)
more ES6 features (yeah, even more!)
probably more updates to Firefox Hello
more work on Privacy
There are a lot of preferences where you can opt-out of new features.
Most important preferences are always exposed in the "Preferences" window
As we said, user choice is the most important thing for us
Mozilla is a W3C and WHATWG member
Mozilla brings forward a lot of standardization
Unfortunately, Mozilla can't prevent bad things to happen to the Web if the "big players" want it
One example is DRM in the HTML5 standard: http://www.w3.org/TR/encrypted-media/
Mozilla had two options: not implemented it and user can't use Netflix (or other streaming services) or implement it in the best possible way
navigator.vibrate([50, 100, 150]);
Other examples: Battery Status API, Contacts API, Mouse Lock API, Web Activities, Web Apps, WebFM API, WebPayments API
Firefox OS is based on WebApps
A WebApp is a website with a Manifest file
Installable also on Desktop and Android, if Firefox is installed
Cross plattform has never been easier (well, forget about iOS for now)
Get Open Web Apps from marketplace.firefox.com
multiple initatives in the USA (SOPA/PIPA)
FREEDOM ACT (USA)
Copyright Reform in EU
NDG (Nachrichtendienstgesetz) reform
Net Neutrality (has been rejected by parliament)
MozillaCH supports an open letter to the parliament (lead Digitale Gesellschaft)
Promote Mozilla's mission
File bugs at bugzilla.mozilla.org if you encounter anything that might be a bug
Advocacy / Policy
Design / UX