While there are lots of web developers out there, new ones are born all the time. There will be no shortage of talents, as long as the demand is high, and the resources to learn the knowledge from are plenty.
One of those resources, is Mozilla Developer Network, or the MDN Web Docs.
MDN has been around for more than a decade. But following the 'COVID-19' coronavirus that plagued the world and made many businesses suffer, Mozilla that started to struggle financially had to lay off many of its employees. And as a result, Mozilla had to also abandon the project due to the lack of human resources.
And this time, tech companies have raised money to help the project running.
Calling it the 'Open Web Docs', the joint effort acts as a fundraising and the organizing arm for the MDN Web Docs.
On the announcement, it is said that:
Initially, the Open Web Docs is supported by its founding members, which include Coil, Google and Microsoft, with additional financial support from Igalia and backers from Open Source Collective. Mozilla, Samsung, and W3C provide additional support and participation.
The collaboration aims to pay for technical writing staff to keep the documentation updated as well as act as a coordinator. The Open Web Docs has also opened itself up to crowdfunding, inviting others in the tech community to join and back MDN for $5 a month, become a sponsor for $100 a month, or make a donation.
For its part, MDN posted:
Open Web Docs (OWD) is an open collective, created in collaboration between several key MDN partner organizations to ensure the long-term health of open web platform documentation on de facto standard resources like MDN Web Docs, independently of any single vendor or organization. It will do this by collecting funding to finance writing staff and helping manage the communities and processes that will deliver on present and future documentation needs.
[...] we are proud to join our partners in welcoming OWD into the world.
Open Web Docs which remain available at developer.mozilla.org and continue to provide API documentation, has a goal "to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all."
As a collective project designed to support a community of technical writers around the creation and long-term maintenance of web platforms, MDN is open and inclusive for all.