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From https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/6mlh5x/mozilla_needs_your_help_we_want_to_know_more/

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    Aks for a 5 digit ZIP code on page 2, so I figured this is US only. But the Reddit thread (linked above) says “You can enter 99999 for Zip code and tell us where you live in the comment section of the survey”

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      Mozilla continuing to have a weird case of US-centrism for a company with a global mission…

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        Well, I guess one has to start somewhere. Also they explicitly mention what you should do if you live outside the US , so it only feels slightly US centrist.

        Actually compared to similar institutions Mozilla feels rather global in the sense, that they are able to maintain an active community outside of the US. But that’s a very subjective view of someone living in a big city in Europe.

        Do you have other examples of US centrism? I mean outside of it simply being a US foundation and company. I am genuinely curios.

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          Also they explicitly mention what you should do if you live outside the US , so it only feels slightly US centrist.

          As far as I know, that comment was added later in the survey. That kind of pattern is sadly the norm: stuff gets put out, people have to correct these things.

          Do you have other examples of US centrism? I mean outside of it simply being a US foundation and company. I am genuinely curios.

          I don’t really have the time to go in deep, but here’s a glimpse:

          I am involved in community work in one of their larger and most public projects in Europe (Rust) and am leading the European efforts as a hobbyist. I think it’s okay to say that I built huge parts of the community there. It’s always a drag to get in touch with Mozilla proper, as they tick by Californian times.

          I agree that they have a surprisingly good hand at having international communities (Mozilla Reps is awesome and present at places where there’s no other communities present). But this is strangely disconnected from Mozilla Corp, which you will be interacting with mostly if you need support. I tried to get Mozilla Corp and Foundation in touch with some groups here in Berlin like the OpenTechSchool and people ended up frustrated and are not talking to Mozilla anymore. That’s a common pattern.

          It also shows in their hiring strategy: If someone is hired for community or research into communities, it’s usually in the US.

          While from a foundation perspective, Mozilla has a lot of ground covered, they also compete with the likes of Microsoft and Google, which - to be honest - feel much more here.

          There’s always a problem for me when I talk about this: there’s a lot of individuals that personally care a lot in Mozilla. That’s great and I love working with them, but this is all off-job for them. But any time European Mozilla structures become involved, I hesitate.

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        It says so now(?) in the survey too.

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          May be related to their decentralization initiative.

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            Is Mozilla considering doing yet another thing that pretty much nobody wants at all

            If they did, why bother with a survey?

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            Does anyone know if its possible to actually verify that this survey is run by mozilla? I have seen them do things like this before where they use google docs or survey monkey without any way to actually verify the information is going to them and not just some rando using their logo.

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              Is the purpose known? It feels a bit like a project to securely share wifi access to the public or guests, but that’s just a very wild guess, so I’d be pleased to learn about the background of the study.

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                I use 802.1x (WPA2-Enterprise). Apparently Mozilla doesn’t think that is a valid option. I create user accounts for guests, so each user has its own credentials, they are not shared between users. I have multiple residences and they use the same RADIUS server, so the credentials work everywhere.

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                  Too much work—I just run an open Wi-Fi. If my guests (or neighbors) need more security, they can (should?) do it over HTTPS or a VPN.