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30 November 2012, 12:09

Mozilla becomes Internet Society silver member

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Mozilla engineering manager Josh Aas has announced on his blog that the organisation is joining the Internet Society (ISOC) as a Silver member. Aas points out that Mozilla has already been involved in several Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working groups and that supporting ISOC is a logical next step. ISOC provides organisational and administrative backing to the IETF and other entities that are involved in the stewardship of the global network. It has 55,000 members in 90 chapters around the world and over 130 organisation members.

The membership fee for the Silver tier is $12,500 annually for non-profit organisations and $25,000 annually for corporations. Mozilla is joining at the same level as companies such as Google, Verizon, AT&T and Huawei. Platinum contributors include Microsoft, Comcast, Verisign and Cisco. In his blog post, Aas says that Mozilla believes that "supporting ISOC and, by extension, the IETF, is a solid investment in terms of our mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web."

Mozilla has, in the past, been influential in the development and furthering of internet standards such as TLS, HTTP, WebSockets and more.

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