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Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) has a new website - see there for a program overview. You can also read our 2016 Review and 2017 Strategic Plan.

MOSS currently has 3 tracks:

Use the links above to find out about each track, including details on how to apply. To stay informed about and involved with MOSS in general, please join the MOSS discussion forum. And whether you apply successfully or not, if your open source project is looking for support you may be interested in contacting some of our friends.

Application Deadlines

We consider MOSS applications in batches; deadline for the next batch is the last day of October 2017, and then every three months thereafter. Missing a deadline may cause a delay in the consideration of your application.

Selection Committee

We have formed a selection committee of 8 participants to assess awards on Tracks 1 and 2, as follows:

  • Current Committed Mozillians - they bring a good working knowledge of Mozilla's day-to-day activities and how various open source projects are used.
  • Senior Mozilla Alumni - they are no longer actively involved with Mozilla on a day-to-day basis but have a deep understanding of our project and a different/outside perspective.
  • Other Open Source Experts - they bring knowledge of the role of different projects within the open source ecosystem.

Applicant/Awardee Resources

The application form has an "Outcomes" section, and any award will require a contract or agreement with a Schedule of Work (SoW) which defines what work is to be done. Both of those things might benefit from examining a sample Schedule of Work.


Some projects may want to apply for a MOSS award but be nervous about preparing a proposal. We have identified three mentors who are willing to help with this, and you should feel free to contact any of them:

  • David Bryant. David is Mozilla's VP of Platform Engineering, so he is obviously clueful about software, and he’s also signed on to assist with the topics of project needs, possible solutions and appropriate amounts.
  • Pascal Finette. Pascal launched WebFWD when he was a Mozilla employee and now runs Singularity University’s accelerator program. Pascal has a long history and an abiding love of working with people to build things. He has great expertise in this type of task, matching by his abiding interest in contributing to Mozilla.


  • 2015-12-10: Buildbot, CodeMirror, Discourse, Read The Docs, Mercurial, Django, Bro
  • 2016-04-13: Django REST Framework, The Intern
  • 2016-06-22: Tor, Tails, Caddy, Mio, DNSSEC/DANE Chain Stapling, Godot Engine, PeARS, NVDA
  • 2016-08-04: PyPy
  • ...