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!"
#37 what really needs to be done, in my opinion
Friday November 26th, 2004 7:47 PM
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Many ISPs give away install discs, which are mainly used by the hardest segment of the browsing population to reach. These are the ones who don't care, who will use what they are told so long as it works, if we can start targetting these then firefox/thunderbird and firefox can reach the masses.
For my part I am going to have some setup guides on my ISPs website as soon as thunderbird hits v1.0. We are a small ISP however, but we DO try to move our customers away from outlook & outlook express where possible. Getting the majors in on this could be a MAJOR coup. Changing browsers is a harder nut to crack than changing email programs which is a lot easier. It also exposes them to the work of the mozilla foundation and makes them candidates for switching.
Techno literate users are already moving our way, I see it happening in the forums and where I work, they are spreading it well by word of mouth. In a short forums thread we got 3-4 people to change, which will of course cascade down to their friends and friends of friends etc.