Mozilla operates under a [http://www.mozilla.org/hacking/module-ownership.html module ownership governance system]. A '''module''' is a discrete unit of code or activity. An '''owner''' is the person in charge of a module or sub-module. A '''peer''' is a person whom the owner has appointed to help them. A module may have multiple peers and, very occasionally, multiple owners.
===Who Appoints Whom===
The system is overseen by the owner and peers of the [[Modules/Activities#Module_Ownership_System|Module Ownership module]]. But in several areas, the ability to create, alter ownership of and destroy sub-modules has been delegated to the owner of the module whose broad scope covers that area. This is true for all of the areas listed below except for [[Modules/Core|Core]], [[Modules/Activities|Activities]] and [[Modules/Other|Other]]. The controlling module is the first one listed on the page.
Owners may add and remove peers from their modules as they wish, without reference to anyone else.
Questions about module ownership, or requests for changes to module ownership in Core, Activities and Other should be directed to the owner and peers of the [[Modules/Activities #Module_Ownership_System| Module Ownership module]].
These pages list the owners and their peers for all Mozilla modules, broken down by different areas of the project.