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Ark - An open dev tools directory
Stage Definition
Status In progress
Release target Q1 2013
Health OK
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Product manager Daniel Buchner
Directly Responsible Individual Daniel Buchner
Lead engineer Arron Schaar
Security lead `
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead `
UX lead TBD
Product marketing lead TBD
Operations lead `
Additional members `

Open issues/risks

How far should we go? <-- The relevant range of possible solution targets for this product is huge.

Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Create an open directory product that allows our community of developers to catalog, rate, review, track, and broadcast developer-centric modules, libraries, frameworks, UI packs, and dev tools.

2. Users & use cases

A developer has the following thought: "I really need a tool/library/module for doing _____." --> the developer should be able to fill in that blank (whatever it is) by visiting the Mozilla Ark.

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements



We do not want to host code. This is a dynamic directory that uses ratings, reviews, and informative meta data in interesting ways to present relevant code and tooling solutions to the user.

Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification


6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan


8. Reviews

Security review


Privacy review


Localization review




Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation


Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria


Feature details

Priority Unprioritized
Rank 999
Theme / Goal Discover
Roadmap Developer Tools
Secondary roadmap Developer Tools
Feature list Desktop
Project `
Engineering team WebDev

Team status notes

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