Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how you first got involved in Mozilla? I heard it was a long time ago 🙂
Yes, the years have definitely flied by. 🙂 It started around the Netscape 6 days around 2001 when I discovered that Mozilla was basically the same thing as Netscape, only with different branding — or, rather, a lack of branding. Being the geek that I am, I wanted to learn more about this new open source project, so I started to participate in the newsgroups discussions and made connections with other people online. Before I knew it, I was pretty heavily involved with both asking and answering questions about the use, design, and direction of projects like the Mozilla suite and this new browser called Phoenix (which later became more known as Firefox).
Hi Seth. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? How you got into working for Mozilla and what were your first tasks?
Sure. I first started working for Mozilla back in 2006 when I was asked to start Mozilla’s Community Giving and Empowerment program. With the help of Asa Dotzler, I was able to launch a program to help members of our community with reasonable levels of support that would both assist and amplify a volunteer’s or a community’s contribution to the Mozilla project.
My view on localization
I see the localization as one of the most important things out there. Even though this blog’s in English, I always will support having localized applications and documentation for it. That way, non tech-savvy users could enjoy using them with flavor of all its features. Of course, as much as the application a one uses is good, the localization becomes more important.
Our lives are full of choices. Where to eat? What to read? Who to spend time with? The choices we make determine the quality of our life, and how we see the world. So many of these choices we take quite seriously, weighing the consequences, thinking about the implications, and choosing carefully and thoughtfully.
So it’s strange, then, that the majority of people in the world haven’t ever considered the Web browser on their computer or mobile phone — that so many people every day use the browser that comes by default.