Sunday, June 17, 2007

about the concept of Mozilla 24

I think some people (especially the Japanese media) are misunderstanding the concept of Mozilla 24.
In this article from, which is pretty well respected IT/tech news media in Japan, the article mainly discusses the way in which people (developers) interact for Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

Mozilla 24 is compared to the likes of WWDC and Google Developer's Day's... which is pretty awesome thing as it is but kind of NOT true.

It is my personal impression that people at Mozilla Japan who organized (organizing) wants to make it more like "Open Source Festival" ("Omatsuri" was the Japanese word that was used) to shore up more interest and support for Firefox and Open Source in general.

Mozilla Japan already had a Developer's Conference yesterday (see my previous post) so it is incorrect to say the following (a quote from 2nd page of the article mentioned above)

"この秋、モジラが開催を予定している“Mozilla24”という開発者会議。" (translation: "this autumn, Mozilla is planning to organize a developer's conference called 'Mozilla 24'")

Well it is a good thing that Mozilla 24 is getting some media coverage but I hope more people understand that the Mozilla 24 is more about community, people and having fun!