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# 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

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

### 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:

### Comment Preview

HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)
(See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with $$ and $$.
$$\int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}}$$
(This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.

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