A dramatic title for a post I know, but Joe Solomon and other folks think that Add-ons have enormous potential for social change. A recent example is the KnowMore extension whick alerts you when you visit corporate sites to inform you of their environmental and social record. Quite frankly, every time I visit apple.com it makes me feel guilty about having their products!
You can show your support, here’s how:
- Vote for Joe’s panel at SXSW 09
- Join the Firefox Extensions for Social Change Facebook group
- Write your own extension
I’m interested in the broader discussion on how Firefox as a whole and the Mozilla project can be an agent for change. This is something that was brought up quite a bit at the Firefox Summit. Mozilla, with it’s roots deep in the Open Source ethos, and not being controlled by a traditional corporate entity like the other major browsers, has a unique opportunity to lead the way here.
Please let me know of any other add-ons you think fit into this category.