[Project_owners] Should the website be split up?

Axel Hecht axel at pike.org
Wed Nov 21 08:54:10 PST 2007


Myk Melez wrote:
> Michael Vincent van Rantwijk, MultiZilla wrote:
>> It is becoming clear to me that something quietly changed over the 
>> years, after AMO came into rotation, because mozdev.org has been 'just 
>> that' and for many years already.
>>   
> Well, lots of things have changed.  Mozilla's browser grew from being a 
> project used mostly by developers and techies and intended for 
> productization by consumer-focused organizations (like Netscape) into a 
> consumer product used by tens of millions of regular people.
> 
> And AMO was developed to meet the needs of those people for a managed 
> directory of addons, including but not limited to those whose 
> development efforts are hosted at Mozdev.
> 
> I don't think Mozdev ever tried to become AMO the way AMO is today, 
> although it has always provided the means to distribute your addon and 
> some tools for folks to find projects hosted on the site.
> 
> But now that AMO exists, there's even less reason for Mozdev to be a 
> directory of addons and more reason for it to focus on the things it 
> does best and which AMO doesn't (and won't) do, which is to empower 
> developers with the best possible tools.  Perhaps that's the subtle 
> change you notice.
> 
> But also keep in mind that I'm just one project owner and board member.  
> Others might not think the same way.

Whereas other totally do :-)

Axel


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