Mozilla is currently looking for volunteers who can help with Firefox Nightly’s crash classification efforts. The company explained that after recent layoffs, there are a number of vacancies that need to be filled. Mozilla said in an email sent this week that the time to catch bugs doesn’t take more than 30 minutes a week, and more importantly, it’s a great way to understand Firefox’s inside information and interact with code you’re not familiar with.
Mozilla then provides the Mozilla wiki page for Nightly Clash Triage, which shows Mozilla having a large number of vacant positions every Tuesday and Wednesday to analyze the builds on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
“Firefox Nightly has a number of vulnerabilities on its crash classification list due to recent layoffs. So if you have some free time, please come and help! Classifying Nightly’s crash errors includes viewing a specific version of Nightly’s crash (such as last week’s Monday build), capturing regression errors, and archiving,” Mozilla explains. Details are not a good way to interact with code you’re not familiar with. Not only do we have detailed documentation to get you started, we also provide many tools to make your work easier and use documentation. “
Mozilla announced two weeks ago that it had laid off 70 employees. The reason given by the Chairman and interim CEO, Mitchell Baker, in an internal memo, is that new revenue-generating products are not as expected. She said they had expected the new subscription-based product stouss to generate revenue in 2019 and 2020, and higher revenue outside of browser search collaborations, but that didn’t happen and growth was slow. The 2019 plan underestimates the time it takes to generate revenue from new products. A more conservative approach will be taken in estimated revenue in 2020. She said laid-off employees would receive compensation and re-employment support.