I assume that the reason why I was approached on this is because of my contributions to two topics on support.mozilla.org, one on the colour of tabs and one on getting the tabs below the search bar (which is the logical place for them if you are searching from the general to the particular, which is the logical way to search), possibly on the basis of this statement “we also need non-computer specialists being involved in development of Firefox. Currently, the development of Firefox is largely, if not entirely, developer-driven and their needs (as they see them) and the needs of what I shall call everyday users can and do diverge widely.”
A point that I have made on that forum a number of times is that Firefox developers appear not to have realised that Firefox is no longer a niche browser used by computer literate enthusiasts but a main stream browser used by the general public who are mainly not computer literate enthusiasts.
Many, maybe most, users of Firefox want a safe and secure and fast browser which allows them to do a basic set of operations. Maybe the developers who use all the functions in Firefox believe they are the norm, but they aren’t. We’ve seen this same thing in mobile 'phone technology, 'phones that can do lots of things but which are when it comes to it used only for very few of them.
In these circumstances, providing fixes to issues where updates are objectionable to users is all very well, but is not the answer.
Having set the scene from my viewpoint, I have to say that it is good to see this initiative by Mozilla. However, I suspect that it comes too late for many users and, through them, potential users. After the Quantum release and the problems it brought, I certainly would not recommend Firefox again.
Turning to the approach itself, I must admit it all comes across very much as an organisational exercise. There is far too much jargon such as “Mozillians”, “mission-driven”, “the group co-created” (by definition, if a group creates something it is co-created), “reaching out to”. It just seems to me an exercise being gone through without any clear aim other than to soothe concerns, to show something’s been done, and concerns have been listened to. I base this on the experience of three mergers in eighteen years when working, with no merger ever completed before the next took place and the same problems cropping up each time as a result, despite lots of wordage.
Even if I am wrong in the above, has the question “Why are we doing this and what do we expect from it?” been asked (and answered)? If not, it needs to be before going forward further.
On a detail point, the key question you want answered is structurally unsound. It reads “What does implementation of these principles and practices would look like in your community?” and, as such, does not make sense.
Apologies that I cannot be more positive, but I’ve seen it all before. In addition, I think that the problem with Mozilla/Firefox is that it is now another, self-perpetuating organisation where change MUST take place, irrespective of any adverse effect on users, so that the organisation can justify and maintain its existence.