One important area for exploration is the blending of the desktop and the Web through deeper integration of the browser with online services.
We’re now launching a new project within Mozilla Labs to formally explore this integration. This project will be known as Weave and it will focus on finding ways to enhance the Firefox user experience, increase user control over personal information, and provide new opportunities for developers to build innovative online experiences.
Just like Mozilla enables massive innovation by making Firefox open on many levels, we will aim to do the same with Weave by developing an open extensible framework for services integration.
* Basic framework and server-side component for testing and experimentation of Weave concepts
* Authentication with a single online service provider (i.e. labs.mozilla.com)
* Bookmark and history synchronization to the server from multiple clients
* Default encryption of all user data with a placeholder algorithm (while we sort through legal and technical issues)