Preaching the mantra that “the web is for everyone,” Mozilla has published a vision for the evolution of the web that stresses openness and safety, with the company aiming to address shortfalls in areas including privacy and complexity.
The vision document covers what Mozilla would like to see happen and outlines the work necessary to achieve these goals. While saying the web has become the world’s most important communication platform, Mozilla’s FireFox CTO Eric Rescoria and Distinguished Engineer Bobby Holley wrote that the web has real problems, with people spied upon, disempowered, and burdened by sluggish and overly complex experiences.
Also, much of the web remains out of reach for non-native English speakers and persons with disabilities, the Mozilla officials wrote in a March 23 blog post. The company also published an executive summary of its vision for the evolution of the web. Mozilla said it wants a web without gatekeepers and lambasted the current web monetization strategy that relies on advertising, arguing that better models were needed.
Three basic values were identified in the vision post:
In pursuit of these values, Mozilla cited a number of things that could be done to make the web better: