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Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:15:00 GMT

Take five with Joy Chebet Bii: Why does digital literacy matter for women and girls'  -  Zimbabwe Star
Joy, a student in mathematics and computer science at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, is a Mozilla Club captain. Through a partnership between UN Women and The Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla Clubs teach web literacy skills to ...
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:12:49 GMT
Mozilla Funds a Series of Promising Open Source Projects  -  OStatic (blog)
Last year, Mozilla launched the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) – an award program specifically focused on supporting open source and free software. As The VAR Guy notes: "The Mozilla Foundation has long injected money into the open ...
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:33:18 GMT

Mozilla is testing outside plugins with Firefox to keep costs down  -  TechSpot
In an effort to keep costs down, the Mozilla Foundation recently launched a new project that it hopes will reduce the amount of time its developers spend working on non-core components of Firefox. As a non-profit, it's important for the Mozilla ...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:56:30 GMT

Mozilla kills off Firefox OS for good  -  KitGuru
The Mozilla Foundation has tried to branch out numerous times over the past decade, with varying levels of success. One area where it really didn't do as well as it hoped though, was in the creation of Firefox OS powered Mozilla smartphones. Less than ...
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:27:33 GMT

Mozilla tells Firefox OS devs to fork off if they want to chase open web apps vision  -  The Register
The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox development team has decided enough is enough and will stop supporting Windows XP and Vista in March 2017 and also bin Firefox OS. The OS first. In this post Mozillans Ari Jaaksi and David Bryant, respectively the head ...
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:44:50 GMT

Mozilla Pulls the Plug on Firefox OS for Good  -  Softpedia News
More than seven months after it stopped development of Firefox OS for the smartphone market, the Mozilla Foundation announced today plans to discontinue the project altogether. The Foundation says Firefox OS 2.6 is the last OS version Mozilla engineers ...
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:09:07 GMT
Mozilla Narrows Down New Logo Options to Four  -  Softpedia News (blog)
The Mozilla Foundation has cut down, refined, and proposed new logos for its rebranding project that started three months ago, after initially putting forward seven logos for user review in mid-August. Realizing that most people still identify Firefox ...
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:46:59 GMT

New Linux Trojan Discovered Coded in Mozilla's Rust Language  -  Softpedia News
The trojan, which is coded in Rust, a programming language sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation, also integrates the "irc" Rust library by Aaron Weiss, in order to communicate via the IRC protocol to a remote IRC public channel. At the time of writing ...
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:28:40 GMT
New Firefox to be 5-8 times faster?  -  iAfrica.com
The Mozilla Foundation is working on a new technical architecture for its star internet browser, Firefox, which is losing ground to Google's unstoppable Chrome, reports specialist website TechCrunch. Firefox was, for a long time, the key challenger to ...
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 09:31:39 GMT

Amazon, Apple, Google, Fox News, EFF & Mozilla back Microsoft in 4th amendment case against DoJ  -  SiliconANGLE (blog)
Amazon.com, Apple, Google, Fox News, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Mozilla Foundation are supporting a court case brought by Microsoft against the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) that is attempting to put an end to a law ...