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Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik is a Mozilla employee developing and coordinating work on web standards and the IndieWeb. Tantek is usually in the SF office MWF.

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As Mozilla's Web Standards Lead, Tantek helps advance the open web platform by working on specs, participating in working groups & served on the W3C Advisory Board, open web related events, helping coordinate web standards work at Mozilla, and lastly, spearheading the IndieWeb with his own website at tantek.com.


Working on at Mozilla:


  • Improving W3C policies/process (via the W3C Process Community Group) for more openness, transparency, and choice of standards development
  • Prioritizing Web Standards for Firefox (e.g. CSS, DOM)
  • Editing a few specs (CSS Scrollbars, CSS 2.2)
  • Community standards to support the Open Web (e.g. Social Web WG, IndieWeb Community)
  • Defending where the open web or standards are threatened
    • either directly, by:
      • proprietary (or oligopolic) efforts,
    • or indirectly, by:
      • badly designed standards, e.g.
        • standards biased toward large companies
        • standards biased against individual users, authors, designers, and developers.
      • Silos (e.g. popular "social media")


Here's three things you can do to get started:

  1. get on IRC with Colloquy - see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Irc#Colloquy for details
  2. create an account on https://wiki.mozilla.org/ and edit your user page
  3. create an account on http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

contributing faq

  • Q: Why can't I edit the Main_Page?
    • A: The Main_Page is only editable by a subset of users. Tantek doesn't have permission to edit it!
  • Q: My User page says: "There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, search the related logs." - How do I create/edit it?
    • A: First make sure you have confirmed your email address. Check your email for a confirmation message from MozillaWiki and then click the link in it. You should see a message like "your email address is now confirmed."
    • A2: Or you can't because you're a new user (this is to reduce the creation of spam pages). Get someone you know at Mozilla to create your page for you as a stub, e.g. with {{stub}}.
    • A3: Or the MozillaWiki has cached your User page (perhaps from before you confirmed you email). Try loading your user page with a "?" after the URL and see if you get an "Edit" link in the header.


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