Ecosystems / Walled Gardens

James Bonacci jbonacci at
Fri Oct 18 11:03:03 PDT 2013

Opening this up to sync-dev, where a lot of FF Accounts discussions are happening right now...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edwin Wong" <edwong at>
To: "Ryan Feeley" <rfeeley at>
Cc: identity-staff at, "Kev Needham" <kneedham at>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 10:42:27 AM
Subject: Re: Ecosystems / Walled Gardens

I wasn't at the talk but I would reframe this as open platforms/alternatives vs giant's silos. We don't want to build a competing silo.

Really, it's how can Mozilla facilitate user choice across these platforms? Persona is a user controlled, federated alternative to the nascar of auth systems.  How can we build great UX with a user chosen attached services?


On Oct 18, 2013, at 9:05 AM, Ryan Feeley <rfeeley at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Kev Needham's talk on Strategy at Summit has kept me thinking about the (spry, mighty) giants in our industry.
> I decided to make a few slides outlining the many bricks of their walled gardens. Hopefully they might inspire some new ideas for offerings that can leverage Firefox Accounts.
> Source (Keynote)
> Ryan Feeley
> Product Designer, Persona
> Mozilla UX
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