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A Grant from Mozilla

May 29th, 2007 by Nicholas Reville

I am absolutely thrilled to announce today that we’ve received a grant from Mozilla, creators of Firefox. Mozilla shares our mission, almost to the letter– they are a non-profit, building open tools that defend and expand the fundamentally democratic nature of the internet. What they are doing for the web, we want to do for video.

I am so proud of our team for building Democracy Player (soon to be called Miro) to the point that we have a chance to make an real impact on mass media. We aren’t there yet, but I feel like we’re moving within striking distance.

Having Mozilla’s support is a vote of confidence that we deeply appreciate. Here’s Mozilla’s announcement of the grant.

17 Responses to “A Grant from Mozilla”

  1. [...] Mozilla granted $100,000 to the Participatory Culture Foundation, makers of the Democracy (soon to be Miro) Player, a non-denominational desktop video feed application. [...]

  2. [...] Mozilla granted $100,000 to the Participatory Culture Foundation, makers of the Democracy (soon to be Miro) Player, a non-denominational desktop video feed application. [...]

  3. sg says:

    Congratulations…

  4. ASL says:

    Bravo!!!

  5. Johnny Chan says:

    Congratulations! Score another point for the democratization of media.

  6. Colin says:

    Well done. One thing I don’t understand is how you guys have kept such a low profile so far? I’m sure there must be many other open-source supporters like me, who simply haven’t heard of you until this deal.

    I’ve downloaded the player and we’ll see if you can replace VLC as my favourite player. Good luck and best wishes for the future.

  7. PhoenixP3K says:

    “Until then, get democracy.” This is great news, and I don’t mind the new name.

  8. Josh M says:

    Just tried to visit the miro site and it wouldn’t let me load the page unless I entered a user and pass. What’s up with that?

  9. Nicholas Reville says:

    Josh– the getmiro.com site is under development, so things are shifting around often. It should be showing the splash page again soon.

  10. [...] PCF also recently received a $100,000 grant from the Mozilla Foundation. The announcement also has some nice words about a previous recipient… [...]

  11. Chadd says:

    Congratulations…hope this goes toward getting some more staff to support your growth.

  12. Josh M says:

    Nicholas Reville – I was just a little surprised :)
    I had taken a look at the miro site the day before and everything was working fine for me. So when I went back the next day the password window kinda threw me for a loop :D

  13. JB says:

    Congratulations! (and thank you!)

  14. Pass the ammo! The revolution is at hand!

  15. Ori says:

    Congratulations! You’re doing great work!

  16. [...] Mozilla premia a una organización por promover una accesibilidad abierta a videos web [en]. Otro premio de $100.000 [en] fue entregado en su momento a la Fundación de Cultura Participativa, por apoyar el reproductor de [...]

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