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.