Monday, December 8, 2014



President Obama, did something good for us, by giving us 
support for free web. But am I throwing words in the wind?
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 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 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.


Colorful founders - like Brendon Eich and Winifred Mitchell Baker (affectionately called 'Chief Lizard Wrangler').

Brendon Eich
(from Wikimedia)

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
(from Wikimedia)

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
excellent choice.    
Also,  Firefox gets the deserved praise. 


Net Neutrality: What's Next

Denelle Dixon-Thayer, via 

Dec 4 (4 days ago)

to me


Donate to help us build the internet the world needs
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.

Our year-end fundraising campaign helps secure the resources we need to keep the pressure on for net neutrality. Don't wait until the last minute, donate today.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when President Obama announced his support for clear, enforceable rules to protect net neutrality. We're nearing the end of a long, sustained fight to get strong, effective protections for net neutrality. Momentum is now on our side. Now it is time to take it to the finish line.

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.

The public outcry sent a strong signal to decisions makers: There's a lot at stake, and we are watching. As we gear up for 2015, we know we have millions of people behind us. If you donate now to our year-end fundraising campaign, you're helping make sure we have the resources we need. Plus, if you give now, we won't send you another fundraising message this year.

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.

We'll continue pushing until we win. We get there with your help and connecting directly with core decision makers. It's a strategy that's working, but we're not done yet. Help protect net neutrality in 2015 by donating to Mozilla's year-end fundraising campaign before December 31st.

In the 25 year history of the Web there have been moments when the masses have stood up to the powerful forces that seek to control it.

This is our moment to save the Internet as we know it, and the President's focus on the issue demonstrates that we are on the right path to win strong, enforceable rules to protect net neutrality. We will continue to stand with our community to see this through in 2015. I hope you'll support Mozilla with a donation before our year-end fundraising campaign ends.

Thanks for all of your support,

Denelle Dixon-Thayer
Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Privacy and Policy

P.S. - This is Mozilla's biggest, most important fundraising campaign of the year. The deadline to give is midnight December 31stDon't wait -- it's easy to make a secure donation online in just a few minutes. Thanks so much for all that you do.
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Monday December 8,201412:32 AM 
to me

Dear Eva,

Thank you so much for your donation to Mozilla... our mission to build and protect an open web...We believe the Internet is more than a technology; it's a public resource. It's a shared force for good....Together, we will keep the Internet open, accessible, transparent and safe.

Mark Surman
Executive Director
Mozilla Foundation

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