Today’s my last day at a computer before two weeks off the grid. No electricity. No phones. No computers. The best two weeks of the year.
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve written a bunch recently on how Mozilla can actively encourge large numbers of people to participate on making the web more open and awesome. I’ll be reading and doodling on this topic while I’m away. I am hoping that others (e.g. you!) will reflect and share thoughts as well over the next couple of weeks. In particular, I’m interested in getting feedback on:
- Is now the right time for Mozilla to start engaging large numbers of new people in stewarding the open web? I think it is, but am interested in diverse opinions.
- Are issues like security, freedom in the cloud and open mobile good places to start? Or are there other issues that you think large numbers of internet users need to know about and take action on?
- What other orgs and groups we should be supporting, building on and working with? We’re already committed to working w/ One Web Day. We also need to connect to orgs in the specific issue areas where we want to work.
The idea of engaging the next million Mozillians has been floating around for almost a year now. My belief is that it’s time to begin experimenting and taking action on this front ASAP, starting in September or October. This is something the Mozilla Foundation team will be prioritizing. In order to move quickly, we need your ideas, tough questions, critiques and offers of help over the coming weeks. Blog comments, pingbacks and private email are all good ways to share thoughts.
Talk to you in two weeks.