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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: 4, Insightful) by maxwell demon on Wednesday January 27 2021, @08:32AM (1 child)

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Wednesday January 27 2021, @08:32AM (#1105386) Journal

    It took you that long? Already when they started to ape the Chrome version numbering system, the writing was on the wall.

    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:56PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:56PM (#1105475) Homepage Journal

    There's a difference between ordinary stupid decisions and flat out insane, bigoted decisions.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.