Mozilla Prepares to Celebrate Half a Decade of Firefox
Article by George Norman
On 03 Nov 2009
Less than a week from now, on the 9th of November, the Mozilla Foundation will celebrate 5 years since the first version of the Firefox browser was released. A long time has passed since then. The latest stable version is Firefox 3.5 (which I use daily and I’m very much pleased with its performance) and the Beta version of the upcoming v 3.6 has been released over the weekend.

To celebrate half a decade since Firefox has been launched, the Mozilla Foundation has launched a campaign called Light the World with Firefox. Mozilla’s Mary Colvig comments: “We’re coming up on a pretty incredible milestone — Five Years of Firefox — on November 9, 2009! In order to celebrate we’re kicking off a special campaign called “Light the World with Firefox.” We’re putting a call out for the most creative use of the Firefox logo and light.”


Here is what you can do to celebrate 5 years of Firefox:
- On the 9th of November, at your Firefox party, find a projector and shine the Firefox logo on the wall. Or simply take a flashlight and put a Firefox logo stencil on it. Those of you who can get a searchlight could create a Firefox “bat signal”. That would be way cool!
- Find a creative way to combine Firefox and light and display it at the party. Mary Colvig suggests you “create the logo out of candles on a birthday cake, program your very own lite-brite or light show, or create a fun wallpaper.” Your own creativity is the only limit here.
- Put the Firefox logo on your phone, go to a local landmark and take a picture of you holding the phone. Get your friends to join in (remember to ask them to put the Firefox logo on their phones as well). Then upload the picture to Flickr (tag it Firefox5).

“We’ll feature submissions on a special site launching on November 9th and the most creative actions will be rewarded with some cool Firefox swag. Remember to have fun, but be safe and use common sense. And, get permission before projecting our logo on public buildings!” added Mary Colvig.

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