Mitchell Baker Quotes

  • People notice it and they help you participate and see your work included in this project and when we ship our browser, you and millions of other people get to see the fruits of your efforts.
  • But I think it's always difficult when a product that you're using and accustomed to changes.
  • Many people think that open source projects are sort of chaotic and and anarchistic. They think that developers randomly throw code at the code base and see what sticks.
  • I like to see photographs: I like to see my family. To me, when I open a basic browser, and it's that very elegant silver simple user interface, I am unhappy. I don't need elegant and silver and simple!
  • Money tends to make people suspicious, if there's any money floating around.
  • We have a very active testing community which people don't often think about when you have open source.
  • Humanity is smart. Sometime in the technology world we think we are smarter, but we are not smarter than you.
  • We actually have a real community of people doing useful things.
  • We've broken the code base into logical chunks, called modules, and the foundation staff delegate authority for the modules to people with the most expertise.
  • Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists.
  • IE6 was a bad experience for consumers, but it was a terrible for developers. Not only it was technically bad, but it was closed, and you couldn't do much with it.
  • We do care about control and privacy. It's one of the reasons we are so focused on having our systems be open source, so you or someone technically savvy you know can verify what the software is doing.
  • The Mozilla Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization.
  • I'm a good communicator, and I'm a good translator. I can talk to engineers; I can talk to people for whom technology is not remotely interesting or even maybe scary - things like that.
  • Of course, it's hard to support full-time programmers, so we do get funds from a set of companies that are interested in the health of the Mozilla project and so are willing to support the people working for the Foundation as well.
  • Mozilla has one foot in the Valley, Silicon Valley product technology, and partly one foot in the social enterprise space.
  • The organization is a way for people to find us and deal with us and know how we operate.
  • We will not build a society that reflects who we are and that has opportunities for equality or justice if we don't make progress for all participants.
  • Tech, in the sense of... putting things together, that goes back beyond memory for me.
  • We worked very hard to make extensions very simple.
  • I think HTML5 is one area where Mozilla has done very poorly at actually communicating what we have done.
  • I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge.
  • We've always been the development project that lived in a time pressured setting and always where commercial entities were relying heavily on releases in a certain time frame.
  • I've learned that for many people, change is uncomfortable. Maybe they want to go through it, and they can see the benefit of it, but at a gut level, change is uncomfortable.
  • The Mozilla project is big in terms of lines of code and complexity.