The Mozilla Foundation announced the launch of www.mozilla.org.cn and the creation of Mozilla China, a non-profit organization to help develop, promote, and deploy Mozilla products in China.
The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving choice and promoting innovation on the Internet.
The Mozilla China project has been spearheaded by the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) and the Sun (China) Engineering and Research Institute (ERI). ISCAS is a leading government funded research institute in China which focuses on the fundamental theories of computer science as well as software technologies and their applications. ERI is an integral part of Sun's international R&D program.
Mozilla China will be co-chaired by Dr. Li Gong of Sun ERI and Mr. Mingshu Li of ISCAS, both of whom will sit on the steering committee with Mitchell Baker, president of the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla China will build a Chinese version of the Mozilla web site, provide technical and architectural direction for Mozilla development in China, organize and operate discussion forums, and develop Mozilla source code in China.