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Mozilla Drumbeat?

Mozilla + Learning, Freedom and the Web = ???

One of the unspoken questions I had, and probably the most frequent question from outsiders when I discussed the Drumbeat festival and Future Class, was “what is Mozilla’s purpose in putting on this festival?” or “What is Mozilla up to?”.   Mitchell Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation, spoke on what Mozilla is up to during the opening day keynotes. Highlights that addressed this question for me are in the video above.

The bullet points below also helped answer the question of the what and why for me. They originally appeared on Mark Surmon’s Blog on October 31st:

Mozilla Drumbeat Logo

Mozilla Drumbeat Logo

Drumbeat in 3 bullets

  • Mozilla exists to make sure the internet stays open and awesome.
  • With Drumbeat, we’re moving beyond Firefox to build more things that make the web better — not just software.
  • We’re doing this by reaching out new kinds of people — teachers, filmmakers, lawyers, journalists. These people will play a key role in shaping the future of the web.

All of this is in line of course, with the Mozilla Manifesto, a manifesto that was required reading for future class.

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