Protecting the Open Web

The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet. Just under a year ago the Mozilla Foundation launched Mozilla Drumbeat to keep the web open: “We want to spark a movement. We want to keep the web open for the next 100 years. The first step: inviting you to do and make things that help the web.”

Today I submitted a project to Mozilla Drumbeat. The goal of this project is to take what we have learned about enabling and educating the UK academic sector about open source and applying this to the open web as a whole.

The project aims to adapt the support model we have developed here at OSS Watch and apply it within the Mozilla Drumbeat movement. We will work with existing projects and competency centres relating to the open web, we will share experience and knowledge through a series of practical support activities and we will take these lessons to the open web community, both within and outside the academic sector.

For more information checkout out the Camelia project on Mozilla Drumbeat. There’s a couple of videos introducing the project, the first is less than 90 seconds long. Hopefully you will be motivated enough to vote for the project or even volunteer as a contributor (don’t worry we’re not holding you to any commitments).

By showing your support you are helping to ensure that we can attract infrastructural and financial support from the Mozilla and Shuttleworth foundations, so lets get this thing going.