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  • June 9, 2009

Jetpack.MozillaLabs.comWe can describe Jetpack as a new experiment that aims to employ open web technologies to enhance the browser, and both extend and personalize the web as a whole. Since it is presented by Mozilla Labs, you are not going to ask which browser is supported, are you?

How is this project implemented? Through an API which empowers anybody to come up with Firefox add-ons that take the web technologies we all know and love (or hate) as the starting point.

As it was mentioned in the fist paragraph, Jetpack is an open source project. Any person can get his hand on it, and be an active part of its development and testing.

The objective of this new initiative, then, is creating a new framework through which people will be able to work together, communicate with each other and even play and discover new things. Mozilla hopes to come up with a robust web-based platform that is equally extensible and secure. Pay the site a visit and see how the project is headed, and whether or not there is a space you can fill in somewhere in its design and development.

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