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Revised April 2009

This is a list of 2009 operational priorities for the Mozilla Foundation team. The team's overall goals for this year include:

  • Communications: Develop clearer messages and better systems to explain Mozilla's open web mission to a broad public.
  • Community: Work with other Mozilla organizations to strengthen and grow the Mozilla community, especially in key geographies.
  • Programs: Develop a small handful of programs that go beyond software as a way to promote Mozilla's mission (e.g. education).
  • Organization:Consolidate and strengthen the Foundation team, and develop a long term vision that clarifies the Foundation's role within Mozilla.

Please see wiki.mozilla.org and Mozilla 2010 goals for a broad view of all Mozilla Project activities.

Objectives for each goal are outlined below. Green are moving full speed ahead. Orange need additional discussion or resources. Red items are on hold until there is a decision to move forward.

Contents

Communications

2009 goal: Develop clearer messages and better systems to explain Mozilla's open web mission to a broad public.

  • Redesign www.mozilla.org to better communicate Mozilla's mission and provide an entry point into the Mozilla community. green
  • Explain and promote Mozilla's hybrid organizational model, making the link between our mission and how we are organized. green
  • Update communications materials and web sites to better educate and excite the public about the Open Internet. orange
  • Develop a fundraising and engagement program with an aim to getting more people involved in Mozilla. orange

Community

2009 goal: Work with the Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Messaging to strengthen and grow the Mozilla community, especially in key geographies.

  • Work with others across Mozilla to pilot Community Take Action Week as a method of creating new ways for people to be involved in Mozilla. green
  • Make it easier for community members to organize small local events like MozCamps that allow more people to find out about and get involved in Mozilla. orange
  • Grow and connect the community of organizations involved in the Powered by Mozilla program. orange
  • Collaborate with others to develop a set of Mozilla community metrics, and find a way to regularly sample and draw insights from metrics data. red
  • Help strengthen the Bugzilla community by aiding in the development of a sustainability plan, promoting innovation and contributing to useful features. red

Programs

2009 goal: Develop a small handful of programs that go beyond software as a way to promote Mozilla's mission (e.g. education).

  • Develop a Mozilla Education program, including an effort to expand the impact of the Seneca / Mozilla course model. green
  • Refine Mozilla's accessibility strategy to focus on ubiquitous zero-cost accessibility for Firefox and Thunderbird, accessible innovation and design in Mozilla, integration of accessibility into standard web development tools. green
  • Pilot a small scale research program that builds networks of researchers who want to work on specific issues of broad interest to Mozilla and the Open Internet (e.g. security). orange

Organization

2009 Goal: Consolidate and strengthen the Foundation team and develop a long-term vision that clarifies the Foundation's role within Mozilla.

  • Develop a long term vision and roadmap that clarifies the role of the Foundation within Mozilla. orange
  • Build nimble, effective Mozilla Foundation team, by clarifying roles and engaging in team building throughout 2009. green
  • Improve Mozilla's grant making process through better guidelines, coordination and information sharing. green
  • Consolidate and improve organizational systems, especially related to grant tracking, fundraising, and internal communications. orange