Mozilla officially announced on October 18, 2017 that they will be joining forces with Google, Samsung, W3C, Microsoft and other industry leaders to collaborate on the MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) documentation.
The goal of the partnership is to consolidate information about web development for multiple browsers besides Firefox and make web development easier.
This has been made possible by quality volunteer community contributions over the past 12 years. In 2017, 8,021 users made 76,203 edits.
Cross-browser documentation contributions include input from writers at Google and Microsoft; Microsoft writers have made more than 5,000 edits in 2017. This cross-browser collaboration adds valuable content on browser compatibility and new features of the web platform.
The companies have formed a Product Advisory Board to formalize the relationships and guide their progress in years to come.
MDN Web Docs see more than six million web developers and designers monthly growing at a rate of 40% per year.
You can read more details in Mozilla’s release.
Lawk is a mozillian, writes for Spur, Newslibre and consults part time for Every1Mobile and Innovware.
He loves open source, the open web, writing, reading and developing literacy tools that can teach the youth around the world especially in East Africa.