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posted by requerdanos on Wednesday January 27 2021, @12:30AM   Printer-friendly

Mozilla Announces "Open Web Docs" Following Last Year's Layoffs

Last year during the big round of layoffs at Mozilla the entire Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) writers team was laid off. That was a particularly sad blow considering how valuable the MDN documentation has been to web developers as a very useful resource. Today the Mozilla folks are announced Open Web Docs in seemingly looking to have the community take over.

Following those unfortunate layoffs last summer, they exposed all of the Mozilla Developer Network documentation to GitHub. Now they are announcing the Open Web Docs organization.

"Open Web Docs (OWD) is an open collective, created in collaboration between several key MDN partner organizations to ensure the long-term health of open web platform documentation on de facto standard resources like MDN Web Docs, independently of any single vendor or organization. It will do this by collecting funding to finance writing staff and helping manage the communities and processes that will deliver on present and future documentation needs," was written on the Mozilla Hacks blog.

Previously: Mozilla Lays Off 250, Including Entire Threat Management Team
Following Layoffs, Mozilla and Core Rust Developers Are Forming a Rust Foundation
A Pretty Dire Assessment of Mozilla
Firefox 83 Released; Mozilla Kicks Rusty "Servo" Web Engine to the Linux Foundation


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  • (Score: -1) by Ethanol-fueled on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:35AM (5 children)

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:35AM (#1105335) Homepage

    Hey, White folks. Worried about your employment prospects with Biden's new immigration plans? Well, I got good news for 'ya -- people who can write technical English worth a damn, and especially with hands-on experience of technical/programming processes are in high demand now and that will only increase even if everybody else gets replaced by $15/hr Mexicans or AI. Why, you ask?

    - Most people including native-born Whites can't even technically write, and don't even fucking bother with asking autistic engineers to write procedures
    - Job security - Perhaps anybody who can write chooses not to because they believe they will write their jobs away if no longer needed
    - Job security - The ESL assholes you have to work with choose not to work with you because they believe you are writing their jobs away.
    - Have to observe processes interacting with hostile ESL operators who believes that one of them should have got your job, or
    - Having to observe processes interacting with friendly ESL operators who are illiterate in any language,
    - Multiply those hassles in triplicate if your company gets bought out or otherwise is expecting imminent "restructuring."

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2021, @03:07AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2021, @03:07AM (#1105345)

    It's been my observation that for each MBA hired, about 15 useful people lose their job.

    • (Score: 0, Interesting) by Ethanol-fueled on Wednesday January 27 2021, @03:45AM (1 child)

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Wednesday January 27 2021, @03:45AM (#1105357) Homepage

      It's easy to say that MBAs and people with degrees in "Engineering Management" will keep suck-ups and cronies rather than talented folks, but at the end of the day, the MBA Jew has to justify their profits or cost savings to an even bigger Jew, and money talks. MBAs might not be the brightest but they know which geese are laying the golden eggs. The MBAs take credit for those golden eggs, and when those golden eggs go away, upper-management notices*.

      * Unless they're all Jews. They'll profit and get hired elsewhere through nepotism.

      • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2021, @06:48AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2021, @06:48AM (#1105373)

        ..MBAs might not be the brightest but they know which geese are laying the golden eggs. The MBAs take credit for those golden eggs, and when those golden eggs go away, upper-management notices*.

        Up to a point.

        The problem is, MBAs, like all management types, who fuck up at company X have absolutely no problems at all getting work at companies Y,Z,A,B....etc. and the cunts know it. In fact, it has been known for companies who, when they do wake up and realise the MBA turd they hired has cost them a fortune and is screwing up their business, make the appropriate noises to said turd about time to seek future challenges with a promise to write them a glowing reference just so they can get rid of them a little bit faster.

        Engineers, programmers and other 'grunts' who're let go as part of the MBA's streamlining/whatever? slightly different story....it's usually better for your future career prospects for you to jump ship when one of these turds starts exploiting you than to wait for you to be 'reorganised' out of your job either when you've done all the work so they can take sole credit for it, or as part of the blame game when it all goes horribly wrong. If you leave early enough into what you perceive to be a potentially 'hostile' regime implemented by one of these turds you have a better chance of obtaining a good reference as you can't be blamed for 'being inept' or 'sabotaging the project' etc. That shit happens later when it all starts going tits up and scapegoats are required.

        There's only one thing worse than a useless turd with a MBA, and that's a useless turd with a MBA who got the job through nepotism. If you've the misfortune to work in a place where that happens, seek alternate employment immediately, don't wait hoping that the inevitable won't happen, it will happen, and it will cost you....

        Bitter experience?, me?, what makes you think that?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:32PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:32PM (#1105457)

      ...ok but Mozilla doesn't hire MBAs? Literally all the way up to director their positions are advertised publicly and I've never, once, seen an MBA req. Go have a look https://careers.mozilla.org/ [mozilla.org] yourself if you want.

      Diss Moz if you want but be accurate in doing so.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:54PM

        Nope, they hire based on how far you are away from straight, white, male, and conservative. You know, instead of silly things like being better at the job and working with other people than everyone else in the list of resumes.

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