Others can speak more eloquently than I can about the significance of mozilla.org’s birth. I’ll put it in much simpler terms: I owe my professional career to that event and the years that followed.
A few years later, I’m working at Skyfire Labs, Inc., (which coincidentally appeared today in the Wall Street Journal), and I’m having the time of my life. I’m doing what I wanted to do, and I’m getting paid nicely to do it. What could possibly be better than that?
So when someone wants to throw a party to celebrate what Mozilla’s done for the past ten years – not just at the beginning – I’m there. Mozilla technology made it possible for me to earn a decent living doing what I do best. This community made it possible.
So, to everyone who’s written a line of code, filed a bug, written a testcase, figured out how to make it easier on others, or just written down what it does and how to use it… thanks.