The Mozilla Foundation will return the favor: the president of the foundation announced the launch of an initiative to fund free or open source projects that contributed to the development of the Mozilla Foundation in recent years. “The Mozilla Open Source Support Program” (MOSS) has been designed to recognize and celebrate the open source projects that are leading the way and contribute to our work and the Web Health “writes Mitchell Baker, president of the foundation, on the official blog of the foundation.
pleasure of giving, joy of receiving?
An effort that will break down in two stages: the Mozilla Foundation will try to identify the various projects have contributed directly or indirectly to the development of its own activity. Those are already gathered in a wiki page listing the various free tools and open source used in the Mozilla Foundation.
A dozen projects will be identified and by December 12 and one million dollars will be divided between the different projects selected by the foundation. But the foundation does not intend to stop at mere “Give back” and promises to subsequently extend this device to “Give forward”: the fund will also be distributed to projects “where Mozilla financial resources can make a difference. ”
Mozilla says that this money will notably be used to enhance the security of the projects selected by the program to receive gifts, and they will go from 10,000 dollars to 250,000 dollars at the discretion of the foundation.
Contributors and volunteers can participate in the implementation of this program by tracing on various pages dedicated projects and candidate technologies via a mailing list open by the foundation.