MozillaWiki:About

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This wiki (wiki.mozilla.org, AKA MozillaWiki or WikiMO) is the official public wiki of the Mozilla Project. It serves as the public memory for the Mozilla community, documenting its projects, planning, processes and teams. Additionally, the wiki seeks to facilitate lively community interaction that empowers contributors to coordinate activities, find support, and make their projects accessible to other contributors across Mozilla.

This wiki is a publicly available resource for those wanting to learn more about the Mozilla Project. It is not designed nor intended for end-users. If you're looking for user support for any of Mozilla's products, visit support.mozilla.org.

Your interactions with MozillaWiki are covered by the Mozilla Privacy Policy. For copyright information, visit MozillaWiki:Copyrights.

What content is appropriate for the Wiki?

  • Content that is related to the on-going planning, coordination or other contribution activities of current or past Mozilla projects.
  • Content pertaining to Mozilla's mission, strategy or history.
  • Content that supports Mozilla's mission or community.
  • Content related to the discussion of content on the wiki (e.g. Talk/Discussion pages).
  • Content that is related to helping people use the Wiki.

Content which appears to be unrelated to Mozilla and not falling into any of the above categories may be deleted as spam without notice.

Is product documentation appropriate for the Mozilla Wiki?

In general, no, product documentation is not appropriate for the Mozilla Wiki except when it is about the Mozilla Wiki itself.

There are two types of product documentation: end-user documentation and developer-focused documentation.

End-user documentation is written for users of Mozilla's products and explains how our products work and how to use them. In general, this type of content belongs on SUMO.

Developer-focused documentation is written for programmers and includes content such as technical reference information and building and debugging instructions. In general, this type of content belongs on MDN.

To summarize: MDN documents how to interact with code. The Mozilla wiki documents how to interact with teams. SUMO documents how to interact with Mozilla products (as an end-user).

Who own and maintains the Mozilla Wiki?

The wiki is owned and maintained by the Mozilla community.

  • Infrastructure for the wiki is provided by Mozilla Corp.
  • Governance issues are managed by the WikiMo module, a sub-module of Websites. Its current module owner is Christie Koehler and module peers are Lyre Calliope and Gordon Hemsley.
  • Technical Support is provided jointly by the community and MoCo staff.
  • Content is managed by the community. Information here is public and can be modified by anyone in the Mozilla community with sufficient interest and knowledge to improve it (and an account).

Where can I report issues with wiki.mozilla.org?

  • Technical issues should be reported via bugzilla. These include server or client-side errors, styling issues, problems with accounts or logging in, and feature requests.
  • Content issues should be addressed on the wiki itself using Talk/Discussion pages whenever possible.

General questions can be addressed to tools-wiki or #wiki on irc.mozilla.org.

How is the Wiki a critical resource to the Mozilla Project?

The Wiki provides the most comprehensive, overall picture of Mozilla's mission, strategy, and history. Information on the wiki tells the story of Mozilla and makes the organization navigable in a way that no other single resource does. The wiki, along with Bugzilla and our forums, form the core of Mozilla's long-term institutional record.

The Wiki is a significant entry point for contributors into the Mozilla project. It serves as a primary and massively scalable on-boarding tool because it provides the opportunity for self-serve contribution pathways across all areas of the project. The wiki enables self-motivated individuals to take advantage of contribution opportunities immediately. The better organized the wiki, the more people are able to take advantage of these opportunities.

Publicly available wikis, code repositories, and bug trackers are essential to our collaborative environment and connect our project to the greater open source eco-system. These tools are part of the established canon of open source organizational tools because they make the knowledge and tools required to participate immediately available to those who are interested. Experienced open source participants benefit from Mozilla providing these tools because it is what they are accustomed to, and those new to open source benefit because it prepares them for working with other projects in the open source ecosystem.