MOSS currently has 3 tracks:
- MOSS Track 1 - Foundational Technology
- MOSS Track 2 - Mission Partners
- MOSS Track 3 - Secure Open Source
Use the links above to find out about each track, including details on how to apply. To stay informed about and involved with MOSS in general, please join the MOSS discussion forum. And whether you apply successfully or not, if your open source project is looking for support you may be interested in contacting some of our friends.
We consider MOSS applications in batches; deadline for the next batch is the last day of January 2018, and then every three months thereafter. Missing a deadline may cause a delay in the consideration of your application.
We have formed a selection committee of 8 participants to assess awards on Tracks 1 and 2, as follows:
- Current Committed Mozillians - they bring a good working knowledge of Mozilla's day-to-day activities and how various open source projects are used.
- Senior Mozilla Alumni - they are no longer actively involved with Mozilla on a day-to-day basis but have a deep understanding of our project and a different/outside perspective.
- Other Open Source Experts - they bring knowledge of the role of different projects within the open source ecosystem.
The application form has an "Outcomes" section, and any award will require a contract or agreement with a Schedule of Work (SoW) which defines what work is to be done. Both of those things might benefit from examining a sample Schedule of Work.
- Sample Schedule of Work (SoW) for Tor Project Metrics
- Sample Schedule of Work (SoW) for Kea DHCP Server
If your application is successful and you find yourself doing a blog post or conference talk about your work, we would appreciate a mention. Find some useful guidance at Talking About Your MOSS Award.
Some projects may want to apply for a MOSS award but be nervous about preparing a proposal. We have identified some mentors who are willing to help with this, and you should feel free to contact any of them:
- David Bryant. David is Mozilla's VP of Platform Engineering, so he is obviously clueful about software, and he’s also signed on to assist with the topics of project needs, possible solutions and appropriate amounts.
- Pascal Finette. Pascal launched WebFWD when he was a Mozilla employee and now runs Singularity University’s accelerator program. Pascal has a long history and an abiding love of working with people to build things. He has great expertise in this type of task, matching by his abiding interest in contributing to Mozilla.
- 2015-12-10: Buildbot, CodeMirror, Discourse, Read The Docs, Mercurial, Django, Bro
- 2016-04-13: Django REST Framework, The Intern
- 2016-06-22: Tor, Tails, Caddy, Mio, DNSSEC/DANE Chain Stapling, Godot Engine, PeARS, NVDA
- 2016-08-04: PyPy
- 2016-10-03: Redash, Review Board, Kea, Speech Rule Engine
- 2017-04-10: SecureDrop, libjpeg-turbo, LLVM, LEAP Encryption Access Project, Tokio
- 2017-10-03: Ushahidi, webpack, RiseUp, Phaser, mod_md
- 2018-01-23: Python Package Index (PyPI), Harfbuzz, Zappa, Tatoeba, Tor Project’s Open Observatory of Network Interference, Commento, libav/rust-av