Mozilla has announced a new project by their R&D group called Weave.

“One important area for exploration is the blending of the desktop and the Web through deeper integration of the browser with online services.”

There are lots of interesting comments and an explanation of what Weave is going to accomplish, but in fact, the diagram on the Mozilla Labs Blog describe it best:

Then the diagram is complemented by the following four bullet points:

  • browser metadata is pushed into the cloud (bookmarks, history, etc.)
  • this metadata is transparently reflected everywhere an individual gets online
  • we provide basic framework for easily sharing and delegating access to this metadata to family, friends and third-parties
  • we build tools and APIs to extend this framework and to provide new user experience

Fore more informaton on these concepts, check out the post on the blog.