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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: 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 [] 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

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Wednesday January 27 2021, @02:54PM (#1105474) Homepage Journal

    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.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.