With Firefox's 5 year anniversary just around the corner (Monday November 9th) preparations for the birthday celebration are in order. We, Mozillians, are very happy to have shared a lot of milestones and exciting moments supporting the Mozilla Project and its mission.

Here are just a few of the many moments we can be proud of as a passionate community:

  • November 2004 - Firefox 1.0 is released
  • October 2005 - 1st millionth downoad of Firefox
  • October 2006 - Firefox 2.0 is released
  • March 2008 - 10 years of Mozilla
  • June 2008 - 3.0 release and Download Day, world record is broken
  • July 2009 - 1st billionth download of Firefox

The Mozilla project is still very much in its infancy and we can be sure that many more exciting milestones await us.

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To celebrate the first 5 years of Firefox, here is a list (by no means exhaustive) of ways to mark the occasion :

  • organize a party (if you need help, contact me at isandu at mozilla dot com)
  • adorn your local community website
  • write a blog post sharing your experience contributing to the project over the years
  • imagine how Firefox could be like in 5 years
  • bake a cake and blog the picture
  • call your local radio station and make a birthday dedication for Firefox on the 9th of November

If you're planning on organizing a "5 years of Firefox" party in your town or just want to share some ideas, make sure to drop a line on Mozilla's marketing mailing list (marketing at lists dot mozilla dot org) or join the conversation on IRC in #marketing.

Happy partying !

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