This page contains all of the important details for migrating old mozilla.com/mozilla.org content.
Why does this project matter?
www.mozilla.org is a website with a lot of history. It is the changing face of a very dynamic organization, powered by a variety of technologies and maintained by any number of stakeholders. The site's strategic importance, its visual identity, and its underlying technology have all changed in recent years, but a legacy of content and technology remain. This is problematic for three reasons:
- A significant amount of the legacy content is incorrect, irrelevant, or no longer appropriate for Mozilla's primary product marketing channel.
- A greater portion of legacy content is published under one of several prior visual identities, and does not adhere to www.mozilla.org's current stylesheet .
- All of the legacy content is served by an aging PHP stack that no longer adheres to Mozilla's web development standards and is entirely separate from www.mozilla.org's modern implementation in Django/Playdoh. The PHP stack is brittle and not optimized for ease of maintenance, so it consumes inordinate amounts of developer time. Furthermore, maintaining a website like www.mozilla.org/www.mozilla.com that spans technology stacks is complex and introduces many opportunities for bugs to appear -- bugs that affect Mozilla's central marketing channel.
This is a long-running project to...
- understand all the content accessible through www.mozilla.org/www.mozilla.com
- find a new home on any of our maintained platforms for all relevant content
- gracefully retire or replace any out-of-date content
The primary and secondary contacts for each role of this project:
- Product Owner - Jennifer Bertsch
- Architect & Developer Liaison - Benjamin Sternthal
- Engineers - Paul McLanahan, Michael Kelly, Andrei Hajdukewycz, Craig Cook
- Technical Project Manager - Justin Crawford
This project will depend heavily on contributors, and will serve as a prototype for involving contributors in other webprod projects. Here are several tools we use to help make it easy to pitch in:
- Bug Checklist - Things that should happen on a bug before it is considered "contributor ready".
- Building your local environment (to come)
- Contributor Dashboard (to come)
Where does the content go?
Legacy content is migrated to a variety of destinations:
- developer.mozilla.org: The Mozilla Developer Network (MDN). A place for valuable technology content that is maintained/maintainable by the community. Examples: documentation, tutorials, how-tos, contributor guides.
- wiki.mozilla.org: The Mozilla Project's public wiki. A place for valuable project-related content that is maintained/maintainable by the community. Examples: project descriptions, meeting minutes, agendas.
- Bedrock: The Github repository for www.mozilla.org, a Playdoh/Django project maintained by Mozilla's Web Productions group. A place for valuable content that supports the current engagement/marketing mission of www.mozilla.org and does not require constant content maintenance by content owners. Examples: contact us page, locations page, Firefox product information pages.
- www-archive.mozilla.org: The www archive. A place for valuable content that a) is no longer appropriate for www.mozilla.org (because it no longer supports the engagement/marketing mission of the site, for example); b) is unchanging (historic/archival) and c) doesn't have any other obvious home. Examples: Release notes for historic versions of Mozilla products.
- Nucleus: Nucleus is a publishing tool that serves certain kinds of content (example: Release Notes) to www.mozilla.org.
- EOL: End-of-life. Some content is no longer relevant, accurate, or maintained, and should simply be removed.
- 2013-04-05 Weekly
- 2013-03-29 Weekly
- Newsletter migration status
- 2013-03-15 Weekly
- 2013-03-08 Weekly
- 2013-03-01 Weekly