President Obama, did something good for us, by giving us
support for free web. But am I throwing words in the wind?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WANTS A FREE WEB?
As President B. Obama observed, there were almost 4 million people that took stand demanding that FCC (Federal Communication Commission) support full net neutrality.
At times, there were close to 1,000 calls per minute.
Please read for yourself, the letter, that I received few days ago from MOZILLA.org official - Denelle Dixon-Thayer, Sr. Vice President of Business Affairs and learn about dire consequences if we neglect to strongly demand that web should remain free and not give needed support for the one like Mozilla, that fights for us.
Result would be that few would become very rich, and most of us
would have limited access to vast knowledge, resources, that
now internet offers.
This is fundraising letter. But, is also very informative and as I figured it out, it is much better for us to give small donation to Mozilla.org now, when we can secure our favorable position, then later on be forced to possible some monthly fees if we want to have fast, reliable web. It is much easier to prevent, then correct disaster.
Mozilla is non profit, that stands for open, innovative, inclusive web, that gave us 3rd most popular browser Firefox. All started in 3.31.1998, now in 83 languages, with 2 mln. visitors per month, very popular choice. In Antarctica 80% of internet users choose Firefox, launched in 2004, over other browser.
Mozilla Corporation is subsidiary of Mozilla Foundation, launched on July 15, 2003. FOUNDERS Colorful founders - like Brendon Eich and Winifred Mitchell Baker (affectionately called 'Chief Lizard Wrangler').
You probably recall that, CEO of Mozilla Brendon Eich was forced to resign after only 11 days on new job as Chief Executive Officer, when it came to public knowledge that he donated $1,000, back in 2008 to infamous proposition 8 banning the same sex marriage. American technologist Brendon Eich was co founder of Mozilla project, Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation. Additionally he is well remembered as creator of Java Script.
Mitchell Baker, a lawyer, born in 1957 in Oakland, Ca, wife to Casey Dunn, and mother of one son - in 2005 was named by Times Magazine under 'Scientist and Thinkers' to be one of 100 most influential people in the world. In 2012 Society of Internet placed her in Internet Hall of Fame. From her various position with Mozilla , just in 2007, she made $500,000 in salary and benefits.
Mozilla welcome all support and all talent. Finally she is for us.
Just like Wikipedia.
Actually, my home page is Google. That my very first love-hate infatuation with net that I still feel warm about. But I do have
Mozilla and Firefox also, and I use them often. With their
dependability, good searches, tools and support Mozilla is
In the spring, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed rules that would have gutted the free and open Web. Under its original proposal, we would have seen the emergence of a two-tiered Internet -- a fast one that benefits the few companies that can afford to pay; and a slow one for the rest of us.
A lot happened in the six months between the FCC's new rules announcement and Obama's show of support. He pointed out that the public commented nearly four million times demanding that the FCC support full net neutrality. More than 300,000 of those comments were by phone -- at one point reaching 1,000 calls per minute. The FCC's website crashed more than once because of all the traffic.
It was the biggest show of public engagement the FCC has ever seen -- all demanding strong net neutrality. Mozilla was in the thick of it. When this policy fight started I got on a plane to Washington D.C. to meet with decision makers to drive home what's at stake for Internet users like you and me. Imagine a world where a small handful of powerful companies decide what information is available and accessible on the Internet. Or, a world where someone else chooses what you should (and shouldn't) see on the Internet. Or, a world where you can no longer access your favorite website because it's not part of the suite of content offered in your area.
This net neutrality battle is about protecting the core ethos of the Internet, it's what we've been working so hard for here at Mozilla for the past 10 years. When the dust clears, whatever happens with net neutrality will have global implications. We have to do all we can.
The Internet community is leading the way. It quickly responded to the threat to net neutrality, mobilizing itself for a long, sustained fight -- from small business owners to librarians told their stories of why net neutrality was important to them. People saw the debate for what it really was -- a few cable company goliaths trying to hoodwink the mainstream public and change the nature of the Web.
Edited respose from Mozilla Mark Surman,Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation
Thank you so much for your gift
Monday December 8,201412:32 AM
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