Wisdom from Mozilla on Healthy F/OSS
But the idea of the Mozilla Foundation de-emphasizing applications in order to transform ourselves into a general purpose "platform" organization -- giving up the fundamental focus on the human being a application focus provides, reducing our ability to help individuals directly -- seems an absolute non-starter to me.
"Mozilla" is the people who understand that telling Mozilla what it should be doing is like saying "nobody in my neighbourhood cares about the litter" but not picking up a piece.
You can substitute just about any F/OSS organization for "Mozilla Foundation" in the first quote and any F/OSS project for "Mozilla" in the second.
I like this comment from Mike better, where I've removed the specific names to make it easier to insert the random nutter and his favorite open source cabal he likes to complain about: