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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Mozilla Reps?
Reps are passionate Mozillians who mobilize and develop functional and local/regional Mozilla communities. They are committed to educate and empower people to support Mozilla’s mission and contribute to the project based on Mozilla’s leadership agreements. They are also creating collaborations with other local communities to expand Mozilla’s outreach in the open source ecosystem.
What sort of activities do Mozilla Reps do?
Reps are community coordinators interested in:
- finding and connecting new talent with Mozilla projects they are contributing to
- developing communities on a functional or local level
- supporting local communities and Mozilla to have an effective and decentralized environment for contribution
- creating collaborations with adjacent communities to spread Mozilla’s mission and expand Mozilla’s outreach in the open source ecosystem
- collecting local knowledge from Mozilla communities to inform and inspire Mozilla’s strategy, activities and priorities
What sort of responsibilities do Mozilla Reps have?
Mozilla Reps have a specific set of simple but important responsibilities and tasks to fulfill in order to maintain their status:
- Regularly update their Mozilla Rep profile page and document all their activities
- Liaise regularly with their mentor to update them on activities and get feedback
- Write a detailed blog post after each Mozilla Rep-related activity
- Regularly take and publish photos of their Mozilla Rep activities
- Liaise regularly with project teams at Mozilla to update them on relevant local news, trends and activities
How can I apply to become a Mozilla Rep?
Applying to the program is very easy: all you need to do is fill out this short application form and a Mozilla Reps mentor will contact you shortly to guide you through the next steps.
What are the incentives for becoming a Mozilla Rep?
There many reasons that motivate Mozillians to become Mozilla Reps:
- Access to a global community which includes people from many different countries and cultural backgrounds
- Direct support from Mozilla to help you empower others in your region to advance Mozilla’s goals
- Opportunity to help your local community grow
- Grow your leadership and communication skills and build networks with new people from many different countries around the globe
- Amplify Mozilla’s impact in your local region and functional area
Do I get paid for being a Mozilla Rep?
The Mozilla Reps program is 100% volunteer based. Just like other functional areas of the Mozilla project, the support and energy of people all around the world is the backbone of Mozilla's open source model. While Mozilla does not offer paid positions for participating in the program, the Mozilla Reps program does provide specific tools and unique access to people and resources that you won’t find anywhere else.
Where can I find and get in touch with other Mozilla Reps?
All Mozilla Reps have a profile page on the Mozilla Community Portal.
How can I get Mozilla Swag?
Mozilla Reps have access to a special Swag Request form for events they are organizing or attending. Each request is reviewed and approved or rejected by the Mozilla Rep Review Team, based on a specific set of criteria. Mozilla Reps can also request Mozilla Rep-specific swag such as t-shirts, stickers and buttons that they are strongly encouraged to wear when attending events.
Can I request and manage my own budget for an event?
Mozilla Reps have access to a special Budget Request form for events they are organizing or attending, or for reimbursement for any events for which they had secured a budget. Each request is reviewed and approved or rejected by the Mozilla Rep Review Team, based on a specific set of criteria.
Who runs Mozilla Reps and how is the program organized?
The Mozilla Reps program is a community-run program. Both Mozilla Reps themselves and Mozilla staff oversee and run the program and make sure it grows and improves. For more information on the organizational structure and governance of the program, click here.
If a Mozillian is already contributing to a specific area of the Mozilla project can that Mozillian also be a Mozilla Rep?
Yes, absolutely! In fact, most Mozilla Reps are Mozilla contributors who have been promoting the project for a long time. Of course, becoming a Mozilla Rep might in some cases require them to spend less time contributing to these projects, but that will quickly be offset by all the new contributors that Mozilla Reps will be recruiting to work on them.
Can there be several Mozilla Reps in the same country or locale?
Yes, there are no limits to the number of Mozilla Reps in a particular geographic location.