Several months ago you could have criticized Mozilla for dragging its feet with new Firefox releases while one of its main rivals -- Google Chrome -- was kicking out new builds nearly as fast as you could download them. Mozilla responded by implementing a rapid release schedule of its own, and now that it has, some IT users are concerned things are developing a little too quickly. To put those fears to rest, Mozilla this week unveiled its Enterprise User Working Group.
"Recently there’s been a lot of discussion about enterprises and rapid releases. Online life is evolving faster than ever and it’s imperative that Mozilla deliver improvements to the Web and to Firefox more quickly to reflect this," Mozilla explains in a blog post. "This has created challenges for IT departments that have to deliver lots of mission-critical applications through Firefox. Mozilla is fundamentally about people and we care about our users wherever they are. To this end, we are re-establishing a Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group as a place for enterprise developers, IT staff and Firefox developers to discuss the challenges, ideas and best practices for deploying Firefox in the enterprise. It will be a place to ask questions and get information about Mozilla plans."
Mozilla says the group will have conversations on the discussion list and during in person meetings, as well as monthly phone meetings. All of these will focus on a specific topic.
Several objectives exist for the Group, one of the main ones being "to establish a unified governance body around enterprise users of Firefox." You can read more about it here.