Mozilla pays half a million dollars to support open source projects
Mozilla has announced that it has paid a total of US$ 539,000 for supporting open source projects. The company runs the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) programme to support open source developments around the globe.
“At Mozilla, we were born out of, and remain a part of, the open source and free software movement. Through the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) programme, we recognise, celebrate and support open source projects that contribute to our work and to the health of the Internet,” said Gervase Markham, policy engineer, Mozilla Corporation, in a blog post.
Amongst other major open source projects, Mozilla awarded the biggest amount of
US$ 194,000 to Ushahidi, which is an open source software platform for crowdsourcing, monitoring, visualising and responding to reports from people suffering during times of political turmoil and subject to governmental or vigilante abuse.
The Mountain View, California based company has also supported projects like WebAssembly backer Webpack, email security platform RiseUp,
HTML5 game engine Phaser and Apache module Mod_md.
In August this year, Mozilla launched its ‘Global Mission Partners: India’ initiative, which allocated Rs 10 million for Indian open source projects that promoted Mozilla’s mission. The company also ran several audits on codebases of open source developments such as expat (an XML parser) and
GNU libmicrohttpd (an embedded
HTTP server) through the Secure Open Source arm of MOSS.