Featured Mozilla-Based Applications for March

People and organizations are doing a lot of interesting things with Mozilla technologies. Here are two of the many Mozilla-based applications available. If you would like to suggest other applications to feature, please leave a comment.

The Apache Software Foundation guides the open source community that creates a secure, efficient and extensible web server that is used by over half of the world’s web sites.

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also open source software.

16 thoughts on “Featured Mozilla-Based Applications for March

  1. A little confused… you claim Apache httpd and VirtualBox are Mozilla-based, but you don’t give any details, nor is there any obvious connection. In what way are a web *server* and a virtualisation engine based on Mozilla’s web browser?

    1. Good point. I keep meaning to add more information about which Mozilla technologies a given app is using but haven’t had time (help here is certainly welcome). XULRunner-based apps are fairly obvious with what Mozilla technologies are being used, but for something like NSS (which Apache uses) and XPCOM (which VirtualBox uses) it’s less clear. Another example is Chrome — they don’t use XULRunner or Gecko, but they do use NSS but most of the focus is on the rendering engine a browser uses.

      1. I thought Apache used OpenSSL, not NSS? Or does it support both? The mod_ssl docs mention the former, but not the latter…

      1. A bit of searching turns up references to a mod_nss project, which seems to be a mod_ssl derivative using NSS instead of OpenSSL. It’s certainly not an official Apache project, and as far as I can tell, Apache have *never* used NSS.

    1. I confirmed with one of the NSS developers that Apache can be configured to use NSS with mod_nss but, as was pointed out in the comments, it isn’t used by default. To avoid any confusion about this I’ll remove Apache from the featured Mozilla-based applications page.

      1. If you’d like to give me more information about how Red Hat is using NSS or any other Mozilla technologies, I’m happy to feature them next month.

      2. take a look at the linked pages … the point is that NSS is licensed for FIPS (many of our customers are highly interested in it), whereas the situation with OpenSSL is more complicated.

  2. > Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also open source software.

    WHAT??? ever heard about kvm?

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