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Help us build the Mozilla Developer Network

Take the survey now.

At Mozilla we’ve been talking recently about how important the web has become to everything around us. The web – and the Internet it’s built on – has become the defining computing platform for this century. And most of that has happened because of web developers, and the freedom they have enjoyed.

Firefox is one of the most important tools for web developers. Firebug combined with Firefox’s strong support for standards means that most web developers are building for Firefox first and then porting to other browsers later.

But even with developers using Firefox for development there hasn’t been an easy way for those of us at the Mozilla project to let you know about what’s going on at Mozilla – what we’re putting in Firefox, what we’re doing to bring the web forward and what we’re doing for web developers. (Although the hacks weblog is the first attempt at that.) And conversely there isn’t an obvious way for individual web developers to give Mozilla structured feedback about what’s important to them or what issues they might be having.

That’s why we’re working on the Mozilla Developer Network. It will serve two purposes:

  1. To provide you with information about what’s going on at Mozilla and around the web.
  2. To give you the chance to give us structured feedback and become part of the Mozilla Community.

Our first step is to do a quick survey. If we can get 5,000 responses to the survey, we’ll release the aggregate results.

The survey itself asks you about how you work, what you think of Firefox and should only take a few minutes to complete.

Thanks! We’ll have more on the Mozilla Developer Network as things progress.


  1. Bogomil

    Done. Thanks for this survey.

    October 27th, 2009 at 09:52

  2. Daniel Nautré

    Survey done. Thanks.

    October 27th, 2009 at 10:58

  3. Antoine Turmel (GeekShadow)

    Done too !

    October 27th, 2009 at 11:04

  4. fotanus

    Nice. you got one responce at least, already.

    October 27th, 2009 at 12:02

  5. Kévin Descoubes

    That’s done :)

    October 27th, 2009 at 13:36

  6. Joris


    October 27th, 2009 at 14:44

  7. Daniel Groves

    Will do it now =P

    October 27th, 2009 at 15:01

  8. Ken Saunders

    Cool, only 4,992 to go.

    “baboon Brig”

    Gee, I didn’t know that they were so troublesome on ships. :|

    October 27th, 2009 at 18:10

  9. Oguz Kaan Cagatay Kilinc

    i did it… nice and short survey :)

    October 27th, 2009 at 18:53

  10. Zim

    Done! :)

    October 27th, 2009 at 19:02

  11. Chetan Gole

    Survey give, i am from India. Just woke up, seen the mail of Jay n given the survey. Thanks :)

    October 27th, 2009 at 20:32

  12. Chetan Gole

    Got the mail from Jay,n given the survey, i m from India.
    Also given the survey link at DigitalPoint Forums :)

    October 27th, 2009 at 20:35

  13. Pavit Laul

    Nice little survey. Only take part if you are into developing the web.

    October 27th, 2009 at 20:37

  14. joggink

    Done the survey! Time to spread the word on belgian twitter!

    October 28th, 2009 at 02:18

  15. slimshock


    October 28th, 2009 at 03:01

  16. Shubham

    Done with it…Sweet and Short survey :)

    October 28th, 2009 at 05:20

  17. Srinath P

    if we attach chat fecility with the browser it will be gud and attract peoples to use firefox…. as chat facility is included peoples can chat and browse in the same page …..

    build a forum facility to discuss and share things btw the users….

    this is my comment.. lets join and improve Mozilla….

    October 28th, 2009 at 07:02

  18. Hiram

    Done too.

    October 28th, 2009 at 07:56

  19. Kazım Buğra Tombul


    October 28th, 2009 at 15:57

  20. Abhimanyu


    October 28th, 2009 at 22:16

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  22. Harsh Gidra

    Done with the survey!!

    October 30th, 2009 at 00:53

  23. TheDeveloperGuy

    Done! Thanks for the Survey!

    November 2nd, 2009 at 13:18

  24. sleep


    November 2nd, 2009 at 19:57

  25. johnjbarton

    One issue I forgot to raise in the survey: the number one problem with contributing to Mozilla source is the lack of action on bug patches. I did a lot of work to create a patch and no one responded. So now I won’t make another patch. I’ve heard of lots of others with a similar experience. If the patch won’t be taken that’s fine, but not to reply is not.

    November 3rd, 2009 at 08:38

  26. Codeslinger at Compsalot

    quote: And conversely there isn’t an obvious way for individual web developers to give Mozilla structured feedback about what’s important to them or what issues they might be having.

    yes, that’s very true. web developers have tried to give you feedback about design issues, through bug reports and through the mozdev forums; and it hasn’t worked, our feedback has frequently been disregarded. Something better is needed.

    I am very glad to see that you are making this effort. It isn’t just the communications channel that is needed, there also has to be a *listener* on the other end. so far, many web devs have gotten a very negative impression about the availability of channel listeners. (an echo back responder is insufficient).

    good luck with the survey, hopefully there won’t be 5000 “me too” comments added to this page.

    November 3rd, 2009 at 12:22

  27. Codeslinger at Compsalot

    by the way, given the negative tone of some of my comments (both here and in the survey), I think it important to say that:

    **** Mozilla Firefox is a Splendiferous Browser!!!!!! ****

    November 3rd, 2009 at 12:29

  28. Fábio Tadeu da Costa

    Done with the survey!!

    November 11th, 2009 at 11:20

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  33. vivek bandebuche

    actually i am member of mozilla india nagpur ….thanks for share .. i am already publicizing mozzila

    May 4th, 2010 at 02:54

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