John Slater posted yesterday about how we’re on the verge of making some big changes by combining http://www.mozilla.com and http://www.mozilla.org. This is part of something we’ve been talking about for a couple of years and this is one more step to bring everything that Mozilla does under a common home at the mozilla.org domain.
There will be more to do after http://www.mozilla.com becomes http://www.mozilla.org/firefox and I want to present some ideas about how to bring the vibrant set of local community sites into this One Mozilla structure. I’d like to create a set of regional hubs that could live at:
These hubs could be built around the regional maps that show where local communities are and how people can get involved. The maps are in English only now, but the hubs would be fully localized and each locale could present the information most relevant to their needs.
One thing that these hubs would not be is a replacement for any of the existing local sites. We simply want a better way to promote the great things that these local communities are doing and to help them attract more people who are excited to get involved.
This could also help with the evolution of the Mozilla Europe site. Historically that has had information about both Firefox as a product and Mozilla as a community. Those Firefox pages will move in with the other Firefox pages at mozilla.org/firefox and this frees up space to fully focus on the European community.
There is a ton of great work going on locally around the world and it will help our mission to make it easier to find this information and simpler for people to get involved with Mozilla where they live. Do you think this idea of regional hubs help us achieve this?