In addition to being a kind of giant "switchboard" for connecting together the developer community, we feel that one of the most useful roles mozilla.org can play is that of advocate. The number of people who want to work on the Mozilla code can be huge, and so we will try to use our pulpit here to build consensus on what we see as the most important issues and thereby arrive at some kind of coherence in the direction of development. You could think of these as the documents that describe the "core values" of the project.
No doubt many of you will see these as obvious and we will be preaching to the choir; and that's great. The purpose of these essays is to lay out those tenets we believe to be most important to the goals of this particular open-source software project: to produce code that is of the most utility to the largest number of people.
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