Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) has a new website - see there for a program overview.
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 30th April 2017, 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.
Some projects may want to apply for a MOSS award but be nervous about preparing a proposal. We have identified three 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.
- Jim Cook. Jim is Mozilla's Chief Financial Officer, and can provide assistance for those interested in the financial side of things. Jim knows a lot about cost and value!