CHNM launches First Podcast – Mozilla Digital Memory Bank

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is pleased to announce the launch of its first podcast. The Mozilla Digital Memory Bank Podcast will feature highlights from oral histories taken from current and former Mozilla employees. The biweekly show will cover a wide range of topics such as the open source development process, thoughts on the unique successes of Firefox, the cultural relationships between developers and volunteers, and comparisons between corporate and open source experiences.

The Mozilla Digital Memory Bank is a permanent, open, peer-produced digital archive of Mozilla history. With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation, The Mozilla Digital Memory Bank collects and permanently preserves digital texts, images, audio, video, personal narratives, and oral histories related to Mozilla, its products, and its community of developers, testers, and users. Building on CHNM’s earlier work on the September 11 Digital Archive and the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, the Mozilla Digital Memory Bank aims to create a lasting resource for generations of students, teachers, scholars, and members of the general public interested in the history of the Internet, open source software, and Mozilla.

Help preserve the history of Mozilla and Firefox by contributing your own stories, emails, chat transcripts and documents to the Mozilla Digital Memory Bank.

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