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Mozilla Fast Facts

Mozilla Overview

The Mozilla Project, guided by the Mozilla Foundation, is a project dedicated to promote innovation on the Web and to help keep the Internet open. We do this by developing open source Internet client software, designed to comply with open standards, to be cross-platform, and to be internationalization-ready. The result is an award-winning suite of products that have been translated to more than 50 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu, that have been ported to many platforms, and that are widely-renowned for their excellent standards support.

Important Dates

  • The Mozilla Project traces its roots to Netscape where the open source project was formed in February 1998
  • The source code to Netscape Communicator was released on March 31, 1998.
  • Mozilla Foundation was founded in July 2003 to guide and foster the various Mozilla projects
  • Mozilla Corporation was formed in August 2005, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation to develop, market and distribute Mozilla products

By the Numbers

  • Number of contributors worldwide: More than 800 code contributors and thousands of testers, designers, writers, and more
  • Number of languages currently supported: More than 35
  • Number of Mozilla affiliates worldwide: 3; Mozilla Europe, Mozilla Japan, Mozilla China

Mozilla Products

Legal Structure

See Mozilla Foundation Reorganization