Mozilla Foundation Looking for Volunteers
Thursday July 29th, 2004
Blake Ross writes: "The Mozilla Foundation is looking to assemble a small team of highly motivated volunteers to assist us in getting Firefox 1.0 on computing magazine CDs. This will may entail a few phone conversations, and we will assist where possible (especially in those cases where we have contacts). If you're interested, please send mail to blake AT cs DOT stanford DOT edu telling me a little bit about yourself and your background (if relevant). If you're fluent in languages other than English, please also mention that, as we definitely want a few non-English speakers on the team to help us capture international magazines. Thanks everyone!"
#16 Re: I'd rather see the suite on these CDs
Friday July 30th, 2004 4:45 AM
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The way I see it is that Firefox is the ultimate way to wean people off of Internet Explorer. IE users that I've shown Mozilla to have taken one glance and never used it again. Show them Firefox and it's a different story.
Whether people use Firefox or Mozilla Suite doesn't matter, the only thing that matters is that we get as many users as possible to stop using IE. Only then can the web finally advance and we can start using useful things like CSS3 and Web Forms 2.
This project is all about getting Firefox as much exposure as possible to people who have never heard of it, therefore distributing Firefox on CD rather than the suite is a very good policy (if you include both it'll only confuse people and those who want the suite will know full well where it can be downloaded from).