Mozilla Marches With Drumbeat to Spur Web Use
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Mozilla's success with open source software is beyond dispute. But can it parlay that same model to encourage broader Internet usage? Datamation takes a look at Mozilla's new Drumbeat project.
Open source has dramatically reshaped the software development landscape. Yet is it enough to help propel the Web itself forward for the next decade?
That's what Mozilla believes. After having been synonymous with open source for over a decade, thanks to its efforts behind the popular Firefox Web browser, Mozilla is now creating a new effort to help shape the Internet's development using the same sorts of techniques that have made open source a success.
The goal of the new Mozilla Drumbeat effort is to go beyond open source code to encourage and nurture projects that help to expand understanding and participation in the open Web. While Drumbeat is today only in its early stages of development, Mozilla is budgeting more than $1 million in funding for the effort -- a project that it thinks could help to direct the very future of the Internet.