Mozilla wiki - collaborative Firefox creation

By Murray Bourne, 29 Nov 2006

There are many examples of collaborative development using wikis.

I came across Mozilla Wiki just now where the development of Firefox 2 is being tracked.

I was struck by 13 downloads per second of Firefox 2 in the 31-Oct meeting notes:

Firefox 2 Post Mortem

  • the press has been very positive (schrep: and people seem to dig the nature of this release, which isn't about shoving more in the box, but about keeping true to the slim & trim nature of Firefox)
  • smooth release
  • download numbers show maintained level of interest (average download rate is 13/s, peak of 30/s) across the world

Can our current students learn to collaborate like this when on the job? Or should we be teaching digital collaboration skills in school?

See the 2 Comments below.

2 Comments on “Mozilla wiki - collaborative Firefox creation”

  1. Murray says:

    Thanks Vinod. I was using Writely before it was bought over by Google and renamed "Google Docs". (I mentioned it in Exam Writer, where I was talking about using a digital tool for exam purposes.)

    There are a lot of interesting possibilities with such collaborative tools. These days, it is more about content creation by learners, rather than passively receiving content.

  2. Vinod says:

    hey, have you seen this? http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html

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