Mozilla Boot to Gecko (B2G), Why?!!!

Everyone on my twitter or Facebook or even at my office were sharing with me the news about Mozilla B2G (Mozilla Boot to Gecko), even few friends they told me Mozilla is copying Google with their Chrome OS.

But For me the news was not a big surprise may be because I read it in different way and I know it’s still fall under Mozilla mission. What I believe Mozilla is not trying here to be a player in the OS area because it’s not their area but as usual they trying to show the users their options and to build a model for a modern open Mobile/Tablet OS that everyone can benefit from it.

When Mozilla start working on the Web App project (An app can be run on any device, any browser, distributed from any app store or even from developer store), it was to give the developer an example how the Apps should be, open not a closed manipulated by companies, not centralized and everyone must follow their rules or you will be kicked out, you sit your own rules by yourself and you take the control of your efforts and investments.

Imagine if you are a developer and building an apps that can run on any OS that have access to the web (because Apps on this model will be running on the Web not on Firefox) without modifying the code or learning new technology.

The main difference in Chrome OS and the coming Mozilla B2G is Google building their model on Chrome but Mozilla is building their model on the web.
If you look to Firefox, is not just a browser, it’s piece of software that packed with ideas and concepts, it’s an idol for how the browser should be, and how the web should be, pushing towards a standardization and openness, giving the user a choice to run the web or living his online experience as he want.

Ask MS/Apple/Java/Google developers, what’s their main pain point, they will answer, if I develop an app to run on MS platform and I want to run it on iOS or Android I have to rewrite the whole code and before that I have to learn a new technology and concept and invest more time and effort. What Mozilla is trying to do here with B2G is to bridge the gap by promoting common/standard development tools to build and app that can run on whatever device you have and whatever OS does the user own.

It’s just sitting an example for how the Web should be, how your online life should be. This is how I am reading the news.

Together We Shine

شهر حزيران من الاشهر المميزة في تاريخ مجتمعات موزيلا في المنطقة العربية، بحضور ممثلين مجتمعات موزيلا في الجزائر وتونس ومصر وفلسطين والاردن تم عقد الاجتماع الاول لمجتمعات موزيلا العربية في عمّان بين 25 و26 حزيران بحضور مينشيل بيكر رئيسة موزيلا وبيروس بابيداس مدير مجتمعات موزيلا في المنطقة.
تم طرح ونقاش عدة قضايا في الاجتماع تهم مجتمعات موزيلا المحلية في المنطقة منها التعاون المشترك وتبادل الخبرات، مزيد من المعلومات والصور والمقابلات في الروابط التي في الاسفل


25/26 June were amazing days for all Mozillians around the Arabic world, Mozilla communities around the Arabic world gathered in Amman for the 1st Mozilla – Arabic Community in Amman.

Mozillians from Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan are attended this event. Also Mitchell Baker Mozilla chairperson, attended the two event days for the 1st time. Pierros – Mozilla community Manager was their also.

The meeting discussed several issues regarding the local communities and future cross collaborations between the communities.

You can read different posts about the meeting in Arabic/English/French on the links blow, also you can view the events photos and interviews below

Firefox Mobile is Here with Arabic Support for Android

Today Mozilla is releasing the Firefox Mobile version for Android phone which bring the whole experience of the Firefox desktop edition to your Mobile. For Arabic World what does it mean, you can enjoy reading Arabic Website on your Android phone while Android does not support Arabic now. So you can let Android support Arabic on the Web without modifying your mobile or patch it.

مسابقة موزيلا لتصميم اجمل تي شيرت لفيرفكس ٤

كعادتها عن قرب اطلاق نسخة المتصفح الجديدة لفيرفكس تقوم مؤسسة موزيلا باطلاق مسابقتها الابداعية لتصميم اجمل تي شيرت للاحتفال بهذه المناسبة بحيث يصبح هذا التصميم والتي شيرت التصميم الرسمي ويمكن للاشخاص الراغبين القيام بشراء هذه التي شيرتات من موقع موزيلا

اخر موعد لارسال التصاميم ١٣ اذار ٢٠١١ ويستم اختيار افضل خمسة تصاميم من قبل فريق داخل موزيلا ومن ثم اطلاق التصويت بتاريخ ١٥ اذار ٢٠١١ لاختيار افضل تصميم من بين الخمسة تصاميم. المشاركة مفتوحة للافراد او الجماعات. لمزيد من المعلومات والتفاصيل وشروط المسابقة الرجاء زيارة الموقع الرسمي للمسابقة

Firefox Download Day 2008

Firefox Download Day

Mozilla is trying to enter the Guinness World Record for Most Software Downloaded in 24 Hours.

What you have to do is just go to this website Firefox Download Day and registered that you are pledging to download Firefox on the release day to have the record… The total pledges is around 280,000 and counting… In Jordan there are 89 Pledges.. Invite all Firefox lover to pledge and increase the number from 89 to 1000