Hello everyone (first message on this discourse for me )
As everyone know, Mozilla is dropping Firefox OS development and support on smartphones. Regardless of the reason behind, a lot of us are not happy with that: you should want to continue to use and develop it.
Firefox OS has a big potential as a free operating system for mobile devices. We have a system close to be mature, really usable. It could be even better. Instead of restarting from scratch with another project, why not keeping Firefox OS alive ?
I’m sure I’m not the only one to think that.
So with a group of other people, we created a pad to discuss about that: we gather people and ideas in order to manage the resumption of Firefox OS (community based): https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/firefoxos_is_not_dead
I writing here to call for users to join us, and to try to contact other groups/movements like this. Instead of doing it with a lot of small, disparate and unlinked groups, it’s better to gather everyone in the same place, to grow up and make one big movement.
So please if you’re doing something similar, come here to discuss with. There is strengh in unity.
On the pad you will see all the people who are interested (and how they will help), and some ideas about the system we wants (aka Vision points) and what to do to reach those goals (aka What we will do). All those point came from the brainstorming pad, it’s like a summary of the emerging ideas (well, it’s community based ;)).
The big point that is blocking us for the moment is: Mozilla, can we continue to maintain and develop the smartphone part of Firefox OS ?
If not, we need to fork. In that case, will Mozilla help us ? I mean, by giving us an infrastructure (bug tracker, review system, forum, documentation) and by transferring code an knowledge ?
If Mozilla do it, it could help us a lot and help us reviving the future of web based mobile system