In a very short time, Mozilla has gathered quite a lot of hardware partners around its Firefox OS mobile platform, and a growing number of carriers, some of which are among the biggest telecom players in the world. These range from Deutsche Telekom to Telefónica. Now, Mozilla and a key group of hardware and telecom partners have announced a new review board that will function as "an independently operated organization designed to promote the success of the open Web device ecosystem by encouraging API compliance as well as ensuring competitive performance."
The review board will perform various types of certification for Firefox OS phones and services, and will also provide oversight of the branding of the Firefox OS initiative. The group is called the Open Web Device Compliance Review Board, or CRB.