Looking back. Looking ahead.

Mozilla exists to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet.
Take a closer look at who we are, including some of our biggest achievements and milestones.

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    The Mozilla Project launched at Netscape on March 31, 1998, to offer choice to users and drive innovation on the Web.

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    Proudly non-profit, Mozilla makes products like Firefox with a mission to keep the power of the Web in the hands of users everywhere.

  • 03

    More than 10,000 contributors expressed their support for our mission by paying for a full-page ad in The New York Times on the day Firefox 1.0 launched in 2004.

  • 04

    Today Mozilla has contributors on every continent, including Antarctica (where Firefox is used by 80% of people).

  • 05

    Firefox Add-Ons allow you to customize and take control of your Web experience. Nearly 4 billion of them have been downloaded by users so far.

  • 06

    Mozilla is leading the way in online privacy with browser innovations like Do Not Track and Lightbeam that give users greater control of their personal data.

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    Our global community has helped translate Firefox into over 70 languages, making the browser available to more than 90% of the world's population.

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    In 2008, 8,002,530 people chose Firefox in a single day to set a Guinness World Record for “Most Downloads of a Software Application in 24 Hours.”

  • 09

    The Mozilla Festival is our largest annual event, bringing together hundreds of creative minds to realize the full power and potential of the Web.

  • 10

    Mozilla Webmaker works to create a more Web-literate planet, providing tools and projects to help people take greater control of their online lives.

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    Firefox for Android brings the Firefox desktop browsing experience to phones and tablets. Available on Google Play, it has been downloaded more than 80 million times.

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    The Mozilla Developer Network is a community-driven Web resource that provides the best documentation, tutorials and tools available to more than 2 million visitors each month.

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    Mozilla works to care for and preserve the Web as a shared public resource for the benefit of everyone.

  • 14

    In 2013, Mozilla launched Firefox OS to unleash the full power of the Web on smartphones and once again offer control and choice to a new generation of people coming online.

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    The work Mozilla does is made possible thanks to tens of thousands of volunteers who believe the Web should remain open and accessible to all.