2008 Summit Proposal
A set of materials is listed below. There are also two different experiments for discussion and comments. One is a wiki page, for the community discussion. The other is a FriendFeed for the Mozilla Foundation.
- Community. There is a separate wiki page for discussion of the Mozilla community so feel free to add your thoughts before or after the Summit, and whether or not you attend.
- Circles of Community (Mitchell Baker)
- Scope of Mozilla activities in promoting the Open Internet. (Each document below links to a set of other documents. Follow as much as you like, and hopefully enough to be able to participate in the discussions.) There is a discussion space on FriendFeed, to see if this is more effective than a wiki page. If you'd like a wiki page for this, either create one or let me know.
- Mozilla Foundation Activities (Mark Surman)
- More on Mozilla Foundation Activities (Mitchell Baker)
Working session to explore the Mozilla identity. I'll come with topics and some working ideas to start a discussion. I'd like to end up with a good sense of where agreement is obvious, where we have disagreements and where things are murky enough we're not sure. Those ideas will then be tested among a broader set of people.
- What makes Mozilla Mozilla? What holds us together as a community, or a set of related communities?
- Is it software?
- Is it the Internet?
- Human experience on the internet?
- Open Source development?
- Open processes?
- How broad is the Mozilla identity?
- one summary: build software, build communities, build the internet we want to live in
- another summary: focus on the structure of the web being open - protocols, data formats, etc. and leave applying openness to content to other organizations
- How broad could / should it be?
- Are we *any* activity that is transparent, uses a shared resource and distributes decision making?
- Is there a degree of breadth where "Mozilla" becomes so diffuse it's not enough for use to be an effective community?
- How much does software ground us?
- Social Movement and Community "Open Web," the "commons" the "sharing economy" all are active topics of exploration.
- How does Mozilla relate to these?
- Can / should the Mozilla community play a broader role in these developing phenomena?
- If so, is this by strengthening and growing our community, or is it by helping export our techniques to other areas?