Mozilla Drumbeat is the Mozilla Foundations new venture. An effort to reach out beyond those who have helped make the Firefox web browser to a broader community – those that care about keeping the internet open but who want to contribute in other ways.
Drumbeat will have three components:
1) Projects – many of which are already underway
2) Local events – like the upcoming on in Toronto on April 24th
3) A website – that ties it all together, a place where people can gather virtually to organize
So what can you do?
First, if you are interested in hosting a local Mozilla Drumbeat event, contact Nathaniel James at the Mozilla Foundation, there is going to be Facilitator Training event in Toronto on April 23-24th and in Berlin on May 7th-8th.
Second, consider participating in one of the Drumbeat projects listed on the Drumbeat website (still in beta).
I’m looking forward to see Drumbeat evolve and for it to become easier for people to participate in its various projects. Ultimately we need a way to protect the openness of the web – the thing that makes the web so fun and interesting for all us – and Drumbeat is a great starting point.