The Mozilla Manifesto

These are the principles that guide our mission to promote openness, innovation & opportunity on the Web.

Our 10 Principles

01 The Internet is an integral part of modern life—a key component in education, communication, collaboration, business, entertainment and society as a whole.

02 The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.

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You don't have to make a case for open. You have to make a case for not open.

Johnathan Nightingale, VP Firefox

03 The Internet must enrich the lives of individual human beings.

04 Individuals’ security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.

05 Individuals must have the ability to shape the Internet and their own experiences on it.

06 The effectiveness of the Internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralised participation worldwide.

07 Free and open source software promotes the development of the Internet as a public resource.

08 Transparent community-based processes promote participation, accountability and trust.

09 Commercial involvement in the development of the Internet brings many benefits; a balance between commercial profit and public benefit is critical.

10 Magnifying the public benefit aspects of the Internet is an important goal, worthy of time, attention and commitment.

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