The second day of Mozilla Summit 2013 started with a report of the health of the web. Harvey Anderson, Senior Vice President Business and Legal Affairs at Mozilla, characterized the vital signs of a healthy web as access, interoperability, net-neutrality, innovation, diversity, user choice, user control, social activity and economic activity. He also raised concerns that broad NSA surveillance of Internet traffic as revealed by Edward Snowden has created public mistrust in the web.
Dino Anderson took the stage next to have a conversation about Mozilla’s culture and values. After a short break, product leads of different teams across Mozilla showed demos and videos of upcoming products: WebRTC, Simple Push, Firefox OS Marketplace, App Manager, AppMaker, Shumway, HTML5 games.
Next up was the Innovation Fair, which consisted of booths showcasing Mozilla products and technology: a web phone that leverages WebRTC, Talkilla; Metro Firefox for Windows 8; Firefox’s new sleek look, Australis; Firefox Health Report and Socorro crash statistics; a code search and static analysis tool, DXR; a new, open source video coded Daala; a PandaBoard running Firefox OS; controlling a Firefox OS WebGL app with Leap Motion; providing reliable hardware on demand, Mozpool; and navigating the Lantea Maps app using MaKey Makey.
This was followed by a series of sessions small group sessions focused on Mozilla products, technology, and programs. Finally, a World Fare dinner was served where hungry Mozillians for a chance to taste a variety of foods from around the world.