Mozilla Builders Open Lab

Wasn’t sure where to put this but… @wolftune, @Salt, @mray, @smichel17

Let’s discuss weekly review / status report (as it is due on Monday).

Sounds like it might more be an establishing ‘where we are now’ and where we are headed in these next weeks, and a clarifying of specific goals. I’ll facilitate how I can but these logistics and details seem not within my scope at the moment. @wolftune were you suggesting to change the MVP to a user feedback mechanism? although not ideal it seems reasonable despite being late (at least it’s still week 1)


I’m not saying at this time that we change what we said to Mozilla (but could you please go ahead and paste that here?)

meta: I think this topic is a great place to just collect running discussion on our end about things that come up and plans through this Mozilla process, we can split off tangential topics as appropriate.

Our initial statement to Mozilla: is a new type of crowdfunding platform for public goods. Our “crowdmatching” model aims to sustainably fund all manner of creative work, without paywalls or ads, improving (and making more accessible) content on the Internet and beyond. Our 8-week goal is to go from prototype to production ready, having a functional platform with an initial test project. This will allow us to demonstrate and recruit an initial set of external projects.

For weekly reports and other coworking during the Open Lab, here’s an etherpad

Email from Mozilla this week (edited down):

We will be having a Town Hall this Friday July 24th at 4PM PDT (we will be recording it and posting it on Link to register for the zoom meeting


  1. Introducing a new status report template as well as the Open Lab Launch Pad - a place for you to seek out feedback/help from the community as well as check out what products are launching.

  2. Talk on MVP Sprinting + Prototyping by Kathy and Bijan.

  3. Breakout rooms with a focus on your approach to an MVP.

During breakout, please share your answers to the following 3 questions with your peers. Think about them before Friday:

i. How is the work that you are doing this week taking you closer to understanding if you are solving the right problems and building the right product?

ii. Are you launching mockups for user feedback, landing pages, or a simple feature to try out your approach?

iii. How are you going to increase the focus of your initial idea? What are you cutting from your product, what users are you going to more specifically address, and how are you going to do less?

The first question I don’t think is (nor should it be) an issue for us. We know what we’re building and why.

The second is worth discussing maybe.

I had great chat on Monday with @mray about the third topic on focus, and we can keep thinking about that.

Anyway, everyone from our team is welcome to participate in the Zoom call.