Mozilla Europe input

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Please share your ideas on how you and Mozilla Europe can make a better Mozilla on this page. I guess the usual comment scribble should work fine.

Contributed ideas

Mozilla Europe should open up all it's evil master plans of world dom. --Pike 02:12, 11 September 2007 (PDT)

Mozilla Europe should encourage European Mozilla contributors, both financially (employment, contractorship or grants) and in other ways (organizing conferences, meetings, hackathons, doing advertisement campaigns, giving press interviews, etc.). GijsKruitbosch 03:27, 11 September 2007 (PDT)

Mozilla Europe should be present at important conferences (much like Pike intended it to happen for LinuxTag already), such as Euro-OSCON (which I don't know why there wasn't one in 2007). Also, I am wondering if and how something like the "campus representatives" could be done in Europe as well. Unfortunately there's no widely adopted platform like Facebook over here (studivz is becoming increasingly popular, but it's a mess). --wenzel 04:06, 11 September 2007 (PDT)

Mozilla Europe will have to decide whether it wants to be a Firefox-centric organization (as MoCo is) or whether it wants to embrace the whole European Mozilla ecosystem by engaging more with Thunderbird, Calendar, SeaMonkey or closed-source mozilla-driven application developers. A European Mozilla ecosystem conference could be a valuable thing to add. The Calendar folks (with 70-80% of their developers sitting in Europe) would certainly be interested in contributing to such an event. --sipaq 05:13, 11 September 2007 (PDT)

Make people meet. Locally and on the European level. Promote Mozilla (Firefox, the platform, the technology) by promoting the community. Meetings are good occasions to talk - you can talk before the meeting, you can talk during the meeting, you can talk after it :-) And you get others talking about you + you probably get higher visibility among the companies. Mozilla Europe has done wonderful and impressive job promoting Firefox during these last years. Let's do the same for the whole platform. Meeting are good, as they:

  • create a certain culture around the technology,
  • make people learn, share and once again - learn. And share. This is how we promote openness.
  • promote mainly the ideas and the technology, not the companies themselves

We already have a very active community of localizers maintaining the website. But it seems to me that we don't have much knowledge about the other communities in Europe. Let's start talking with them. That's why I loved the survey Gandalf did this March, that's why I'm working with him on doing another one, and that's why I've been working with Pascal on a community feedback survey tool. -- Staszyk 05:30, 13 September 2007 (PDT)

Just a comment, Mozilla applications pin buttons rule. They are actually an awesome way of promoting Firefox during nightlife. ;) --Toniher 07:10, 10 October 2007 (PDT)