Community for a better web
- 2005year founded
- 45ktotal contributors
- 200commits per week
- >80Mpage views per month
Our volunteer community
The power of MDN lies in its vast, vital community of active users and contributors. Since 2005, approximately 45,000 contributors have created the documentation we know and love. Together, contributors have created over 45,000 documents that make up an up-to-date, comprehensive, and free resource for web developers around the world. In addition to English-language articles, over 35 volunteers lead translation and localization efforts for Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. With over 200 commits per week, the culture of active contribution is going strong. And you can be a part of it.
The Product Advisory Board
MDN collaborates with partners from across the industry, including standards bodies, browser vendors, and other industry leaders. Since 2017, these collaborators are formally represented through the Product Advisory Board (PAB). MDN is an influential resource and the PAB helps ensure that MDN’s influence puts the web first, not any one vendor or organization, and respects the needs of web developers across the industry. Each quarter, the PAB meets to discuss problems, prioritize content creation, and make connections for future collaborations.
Dan Appelquist, Samsung Internet (charter member of the Product Advisory Board)
MDN has a unique place right now as a vendor-neutral and authoritative documentation and information resource for web developers. The MDN PAB has helped to bring feedback from the wider web community (including standards engineers, web browser makers and open source developers) into MDN to help keep it strong. As a member of the web community and a fan of MDN it’s been great to be a part of.
Open Web Docs
Open Web Docs (OWD), an independent open source organization, is one of the most productive contributors to MDN Web Docs. OWD contributes as part of their mission to support “web platform documentation for the benefit of web developers & designers worldwide.” The team at OWD has led or contributed to many projects to improve documentation on MDN. They're an invaluable partner in the day-to-day work of making MDN. Read more about OWD’s activities in their 2022 Impact and Transparency Report and get continuous updates on their Mastodon account.
Florian Scholz, Content Lead, Open Web Docs
Open Web Docs strongly believes in MDN as critical infrastructure for the web platform. As a vendor-neutral organization, we are supporting MDN with an independent editorial voice and with the needs of the global community of web developers and designers in mind.
MDN's resources are entirely available under various open source licenses. Detailed information on licensing for reuse of MDN content, especially regarding copyrights and attribution, can be found here.
How to contribute
We are an open community of developers building resources for a better web, regardless of brand, browser, or platform. Anyone can contribute, and each person who does makes us stronger. Together we can continue to drive innovation on the web to serve the greater good. It starts here, with you. Join us!
No matter your specific level of expertise, individual strengths, and interests in coding or writing, there are many ways for you to get involved and tackle important documentation tasks.
Are you ready to become an active part of the MDN community but not sure where to begin? We've got you covered. See our step-by-step directions for making your first contribution to MDN on GitHub.