MozCamp invitation only for contributors who comply with the Grow Mozilla initiative?

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8 Responses to “MozCamp invitation only for contributors who comply with the Grow Mozilla initiative?”

  1. 1 Ed Morley May 19, 2014 at 7:14 am

    That’s not actually correct.

    “These are the criteria for inviting a Mozillian to a MozCamp. A Mozillian may fulfill one or all of these criteria to be part of the MozCamps.”

    • 2 tobbimoz May 19, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Am I missing something here? To me this looks like people who simply do work in one of the areas who don’t care or disapprove of Mozilla’s growth plan (like me) will not get invited anymore.

  2. 3 Ed Morley May 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

    “may fulfill one or all of these criteria”
    ie: Someone who fulfils *one* of the other criteria listed on that page, but doesn’t agree with the Grow initiative is still eligible. Someone doesn’t have to fulfil *all* of the criteria :-)

  3. 4 tobbimoz May 20, 2014 at 8:11 am


    Commitment to promote the Mozilla mission and spread it among new people.

    — Nope, I am not Marketing

    Participate in group initiatives to onboard new members.
    — As I said, I hate the grow Mozilla initiative, it lets community suffer.

    Share knowledge through mentoring, blog posts, documentation, social media etc., so that other community members can learn from it.
    — What am I? Marketing?


    Regional community leader: contributor who knows well the regional community and acts as leader communicating the organizational goals, getting the community active and excited and recruiting and mentoring new contributors
    — …Grow Mozilla…

    Mozillian with a good track record of organizing and leading events. However, a Rep might be good event organizer, but disconnected from the community. So, that needs to be factored in.
    –…I am NOT Marketing…

    Mozillian with Community Building / Mentoring experience.
    –I am no rep.


    Pathways expert: expertise in specific pathway(s) with strong interest and experience onboarding new contributors
    — I am not a rep.

    Active contributor focused on bringing in new active contributors, teaching or mentoring
    — I am not a REP.
    Active contributor with a key role in a pathway who can benefit from learning how to mentor and bring in new contributors.
    — I am NOT A REP!


    Over 18 years old at events that involves international travel, i.e., for following events in the countries we can have minors, but not in the beta MozCamp.
    — Oh, wow, I do meet that requirement.

    Proficient in their primary language.
    — That too!

  4. 5 gervmarkham May 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I think the problem here is that they are calling it “MozCamp” when it’s not a MozCamp as we know it. This problem has been recognized, and I believe there is a plan to rebrand it to something else – sort of a Mozilla Contributor Growth Training Program.

    I agree that it’s upsetting if you consider yourself a core Mozillian and yet the new criteria do not fit you. It feels like you’ve been told you aren’t a Mozillian any more. That’s wrong, and the above error (hopefully to be corrected) is the problem.

  5. 6 Regnard Raquedan May 21, 2014 at 6:22 pm


    To echo Gerv’s point, there is already talk of rebranding the event– it’s practically not the MozCamp of old. I think it’s a new community event for a specific set of Mozillians.

    Given the slew of changes, maybe it’s worthwhile to examine if you should feel bad/upset that you don’t meet majority of the criteria. :)

    • 7 tobbimoz May 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      As long as there are gonna be other events for contributors, I am fine with this.

      And regarding feeling bad or upset? I disagree. I would say this is a cause for celebration that I stayed true to myself, despite some let’s call it “pressure” through those changes :-)

  6. 8 Nigel May 29, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Thank you, for bringing this up! I’ve had the same feeling too.

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