Mozilla is starting an open source-supporting award program with an initial allocation of $1 million. The company has long been a proponent of open source software, and now wants to give something back to the community on which it so heavily relies.
Mozilla developers continue moving along with their support for the GTK3 tool-kit inside the Firefox web-browser.
Firefox Nightlies/Aurora are built with GTK3+ on Linux. While there's been the basic GTK+ 3 support, other items relating to this new tool-kit support still need to be finished up. One of the items now complete is handling touch events of this latest GTK+ version.
At Mozilla, community participation creates a dynamic that values transparency, drives the relationship with users, and produces a clear sense of mission.
To learn more, I invited Mozilla's Chief Marketing Officer, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, to appear as a guest on CXOTalk. The conversation is important to anyone interested in open source, principled marketing, and the power of community participation in product development.
Rust is a systems programming language that got its start in 2010 with Mozilla Research. Today, one of Rust's most ardent developers and guardians is Steve Klabnik, who can you find traveling the globe touting it's features and teaching people how to use it.
At All Things Open 2015, Steve will give attendees all they need to know about Rust, but we got an exclusive interview prior to his talk in case you can't make it.
Mozilla has released a new report — mzl.la/localcontent — co-authored with the GSMA. Titled “Approaches to local content creation: realising the smartphone opportunity,” our report explores how the right tools, coupled with digital literacy education, can empower mobile-first Web users as content creators and develop a sustainable, inclusive mobile Web.