On 13 October, 2008 Mozilla Lab announced that they will form a new group that will focus on research and development of developer tools for Open Web. The new group will create Web development tools that will help developers increase productivity, create a better user experience, and most importantly, promote the use of open standards. Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith, co-founders of Ajaxian, the Ajax Experience, and long-time supporters of the open Web, have joined Moziila full-time to lead this newly formed Developer Tools Lab.
We believe that there’s tremendous opportunity for innovation in tools that increase developer productivity, enable compelling user experiences, and promote the use of open standards. Everything is on the table, from services to software, and we’re looking forward to working with Web developers from around the world to create, experiment and play with new ideas.
Source : Developer Tools and the Open Web