Your system may not meet the requirements for Firefox, but you can try one of these versions:

Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox.

Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox.

Please follow these instructions to install Firefox.

Firefox Privacy Notice

m5彩票登录网址: Foundational Technology


Mozilla currently relies on a number of open source and free software projects. In some cases the software produced by these projects is incorporated into Mozilla products. In other cases we run it as part of our infrastructure, or Mozillians use it to get their jobs done. The Foundational Technology track is open to such projects who are in need of funds.

Ready to go?

Apply Now

What your application should include

Applications should be jointly submitted by the leader of a project and an established Mozillian who will champion the award. Your application needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Financial Request

    Award requests should be for the amount of financial support needed to accomplish a clear and current project goal. Projects that don’t have a need for funds at this time can be considered when such a need arises. A $10,000 award request is just as valid as a $50,000 or $100,000 request. The money must be used to benefit the project, but it does not have to be used on things which themselves would directly benefit Mozilla.

  • Project Origin

    The project’s home can be anywhere in the world where we can make payment without undue burden. We have a reasonably strong preference for funding legal organizations rather than individuals representing projects, although exceptional circumstances could lead to some flexibility.

  • Champion Involvement

    The Mozillian champion may be (but does not need to be) a project contributor to the project they are championing. The Mozillian champion must vouch for the usefulness of the software, commit to monitoring the project, and report on the effectiveness of the award after the money is spent. They will also make themselves available to the application evaluation committee to help them assess the appropriateness of the award to the needs of the project.

We expect the vast majority of MOSS awards to be singular rather than regular — that is, support for doing a particular defined thing, rather than ongoing support for a project in general. However a previous award proposal, successful or unsuccessful, does not disqualify a project from applying again. The minimum award for the Foundational Technology track is $10,000, and the maximum is $250,000.

How we’ll make our decision

All criteria are indicative rather than determinative — that is to say, they will make us more or less likely to make an award, but none will guarantee a particular outcome.

Selection criteria:

  • How reliant is Mozilla on the project’s technology?
  • Do others also rely on it outside of Mozilla products?
  • Is the technology unique? Are they doing something different?
  • What role does the project play in the open source ecosystem?
  • What sort of reputation does the project have in general, if any?
    • This includes reputation in technical, inclusion and other areas
    • Is the project known for something besides the code we are relying on?
  • Will this award make a significant impact on the project?
  • Is the level of funding appropriate for the task to be accomplished?
  • Does the person (or group) who will receive the money have a track record of delivering?
  • What does the champion have to say? Is the case compelling?

What a Mozilla champion does

Applications need to be jointly submitted by the project and a Mozilla Champion. A Champion is an established member of the Mozilla community who knows the project concerned. Being a champion means you believe in the project and its impact. You believe that funds from a MOSS Award would make a meaningful difference in the success and effectiveness of the project. You believe the range of funds requested in the Award proposal is appropriate. And you believe that the project and the task fit the award criteria for the track you are applying for.

A champion does a few different things:

  • sponsors the project’s award proposal (it is akin to vouching for someone);
  • serves as the liaison between that project and Mozilla with regard to the award;
  • reviews the effectiveness of the award funds after an agreed upon period, to help Mozilla improve the effectiveness and impact of the MOSS program.

This review process might involve answering a set of standard assessment questions at the mid-point and at the end of the award period, and giving your written opinion of the overall success of the award. The time commitment should not be massive, but it will require thoughtfulness and honesty.

How to apply

To get started with your application, simply follow the link below. For deadline information, please check the MOSS wiki. If you need help completing your application, see the list of mentors. If you are looking for a good example, you can read the successful applications from Django and Mercurial.

I’m ready!

Apply Now


What if my project doesn’t have a legal organizational home? I see this is disfavored, and exceptional circumstances are required. What might count as “exceptional”?
You tell us. If a project doesn’t have a legal organizational home, we will be handing a large sum of money to an individual with only limited accountability. This means a higher level of complexity and risk. So you need to describe why it’s reasonable and important for us to accept that additional risk. We will listen because Mozilla is a pretty flexible organization, but we can’t promise the result will be as you hope.
What about tax?
Recipients are responsible to determine the tax implications of receiving an award, based on their respective countries’ tax laws and compliance requirements. Amounts applied for should be sized such that any tax or other liability that will be incurred is accounted for. Mozilla reserves the right to use different payment mechanisms or tax characterizations for different awards in the MOSS program based on a number of factors specific to the award.

A little bit more

  • 《找到你》姚晨马伊琍首谈“哭戏” 制片人回应抄袭质疑 2019-04-19
  • 赋予妇女更多权利!沙特首次向女性发驾照 2019-04-19
  • 坚持新发展理念打好“三大攻坚战”  奋力谱写新时代湖北发展新篇章 2019-04-19
  • 性早熟对孩子影响有多大? 2019-04-18
  • 女性之声——全国妇联 2019-04-18
  • 6月15日有回复:陕西省教育厅等单位回复22条网友留言 2019-04-18
  • 江西取消调整证明事项推进“一次不跑”改革新闻发布会 2019-04-17
  • 党史上的两个闽赣省委 2019-04-17
  • 【十九大·理论新视野】动漫:“反腐压倒性胜利”怎样取得 2019-04-16
  • 看着就像笑,连语文基础都不懂,还要称逻辑大师,亵渎文明差不多 2019-04-16
  • 三晋史话这八个山西商人为何被顺治帝封为“皇商”? 2019-04-16
  • “中国红枣之乡·临县特色旅游”产品推介会将于6月23日开幕 2019-04-16
  • 其实啊也不奇怪,菜做好了先来一份尝尝味道于是提前开吃了。 2019-04-15
  • 由进口至出口再至走向世界,这一路着实不易,其中少不了无数位科研人员的奉献与牺牲。 2019-04-15
  • 工商总局等七部门关于防范代币发行融资风险的公告 2019-04-15
  • 915| 148| 711| 367| 584| 715| 113| 302| 654| 205|