Archive | December, 2009

Firefox 3.6: A little love for the lemur

17 Dec

Mozilla has a long tradition of code naming Firefox versions after parks (i.e. Firefox 3.5 = Shiretoko).  The next version of Firefox happens to be named after Namoroka, a park in Madagascar.  Namoroka is also home to adorable lemurs – almost as cute as the Red Panda.   We’re celebrating the release of Firefox 3.6, by raising funds to make a gift to the namesake park. Support Namoroka is up and ready to accept donations.

Why are we doing this? Parks are a part of an important ecosystem for collaboration, recreation and commerce, much like the digital ecosystems we build through the Mozilla project. While we work to make the web better through products like Firefox, we can make the world a bit better by supporting parks like Namoroka.

How can you help?

  • Donate! We’re hoping to raise $10,000 to give to the Madagascar Fauna Group to help them improve their website and online fundraising, as well as support programs for protecting lemur habitats and stopping illegal lemur trapping.
  • Spread the word! Get your own Support Namoroka button and put it on your blog or website, tweet it and sing it from the rooftops and street corners while you’re at it.

We’ll be raising funds until the end of January 2010. More updates to come!  Many thanks to Ned Schwartz, Chelsea Novak, Brain Warren, Jamey Boje and David Boswell for making this happen.

Five years (+) of Firefox

15 Dec

I hate seeing good celebrations come to an end and luckily, we don’t have to quite yet for Five Years of Firefox.  The submission period for the Five Years of Firefox design challenge has ended, but now it’s

click the “I Vote for This button”. You aren’t limited to one vote — in fact, vote for as many designs as you like!  Just get them in before Dec. 31st.

There are a ton of designs to check out.  John Slater has pulled together some highlights in his blog post.  Here is his personal top 10 (in order of submission):

* Happy B-day Firefox, by lucero
* Firefox is 5, by milgaviel
* Speed Up, by hamu
* Firefox Fiesta, by minervagm
* Exploring the World, by dgwhite
* Five Years, by vinayak
* A Minimalistic Congratulation, by flyboy
* Simple and Effective, by creativedave63
* Celebrate With Us the FFF!, by xeryc
* Happy Birthday Firefox!, by followmedesign

He’s even provided a handy Flickr slideshow of the designs listed above.  Happy voting!

Five Years of Firefox by Lucero