The Advocacy Pulpit

In addition to being a kind of giant "switchboard" for connecting together the developer community, we feel that one of the most useful roles can play is that of advocate.

Why Mozilla Matters
Our first essay is a piece of unabashed evangelism by longtime net personality, Paul Phillips, in which he tries to explain to you why the Mozilla project is important and why it is in your best interest to help this project succeed.
Freeing the Source: The Story of Mozilla
An essay by Jim Hamerly and Tom Paquin with Susan Walton, written as a chapter for the book, Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution.
A big Thank You to everyone who helped make the initial release of the Mozilla source code possible.
The Mozilla Apologator
An apology for why Mozilla is what it is, and how we got here, for better or for worse.
Fear and Loathing on the Merger Trail
Jamie Zawinsky discusses the AOL-Netscape merger, reaffirming that Mozilla's mission won't be compromised and that is and continues to be independent of any company or corporate interest.
Mozilla At One
An essay by Frank Hecker, written at the first anniversary of, that looks at our experiences, our accomplishments, and the issues that lie ahead.
News from the Front
A Mozilla progress report by Mike Shaver, focusing especially on the health of Mozilla as an open source project.
Browser Innovation, Gecko and the Mozilla Project
An essay by Mitchell Baker, written in 2003, covering the big picture, Gecko, XUL, Camino and Safari, and why web browsers still matter.

Contributions of editorials are, of course, welcome. If you would like to write one, let us know.