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06 August 2008, 15:45

Mozilla is looking for ideas from everyone

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The Mozilla Foundation is looking to the community at large for ideas on the future of the web-browser. Chris Beard, VP and General Manager of Mozilla Labs announced the "Concept Series" in a posting on the Mozilla Labs Blog saying "Today we’re calling on industry, higher education and people from around the world to get involved and share their ideas and expertise as we collectively explore and design future directions for the Web".

Adaptive Path's Aurora Concept
Adaptive Path's Aurora Concept
The "Concept Series" is not looking directly to coders with this initiaitive, but to the wider non-programming community who may have good ideas but no way of implementing them. By giving them a platform, Mozilla Labs hopes to inspire future development directions for Firefox and the Mozilla Foundation. The labs are looking for anything from raw ideas and mockups to interactive prototypes, and are looking to lower the bar to participation by also insisting on a Creative Commons licence for the ideas and mockups and MPL for prototypes.

Wei Zhou's Bookmarks and History Concept
Wei Zhou's Bookmarks and History Concept
Mozilla Labs also showed three concepts videos to launch the project. Wei Zhou's Bookmarking & History Concept reimagines the browser history as a collection of iTunes Coverflow like rolling bar. Aza Raskin's Mobile Concept works on how Firefox Mobile could work on a mobile internet device. Most "concept car" like of the concepts was Adaptive Path's Aurora, a radical reimagining of the entire user experience of the web where semantic and context sensitive clouds float on the desktop and tools are dropped onto web page tables to give new views of data.


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