Extending our Reach — Let’s Talk Gecko
To fulfill the Mozilla mission, Mozilla needs offerings on new operating systems we find on phones, tablets and elsewhere. These new operating systems and their ecosystems are quite different from the desktop orating systems we’ve been accustomed to. They bring new challenges and new opportunities. To meet these, Mozilla needs to do adapt our current product offerings and to do some new things as well.
As a starter, we need to make Firefox available for a host of new devices. We may make products based on the Mozilla platform that underlies Firefox, known as “Gecko,” that may not have the “look and feel” of a traditional browser. I believe we should also develop new offerings in addition to Gecko-based products. I’ll talk about the last in the next post; here I want to focus on the importance of Gecko-based products.