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The Firefox Toolbar Ecosystem

Mike Shaver, Director of Ecosystem Development, Mozilla Corporation
Matthew Gertner, CTO, AllPeers

Track: O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Time: 9:05am - 9:30am
Location: Portland Ballroom

Along with Linux and Apache, Firefox is one of the great open source success stories. But Firefox extensions have effectively created a marketplace for add-ins that work just like binary installs. You no longer download and compile. You just install and upgrade dynamically--they can "ride along" with the user while they're browsing. And the value of an extension is rarely in the ability to modify its code. It's in the network-effect driven database that the plugin creates. We'll talk with Mike Shaver of Mozilla, Garrett Camp of Stumbleupon (just acquired by eBay), and Matt Gertner of AllPeers about the curious scion of open source that is growing out of Firefox.