Mozilla launches Developer Tools Lab for the open Web

Mozilla Labs has launched a new Developer Tools Lab for the open Web.

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Mozilla Labs on Monday announced that it will form a new group that will focus on the research and development of Web developer tools.

According to Mozilla, 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.

"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," a Mozilla spokesperson said in a blog post. "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."

So far, little is known about what will come out of Mozilla's Developer Tools Lab, but the company did announce that it hired Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith, co-founders of Ajaxian and the Ajax Experience, to lead the initiative.