The Mozilla Manifesto

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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