Here at Mozilla we are getting ever closer to the final release of Firefox 3… the excitement is really building… we’re all absolutely looking forward to being live – very soon!

As part of our launch efforts we are announcing our intent at Mozilla today to set a Guinness World Record. The record will be for the “Largest number of software downloads in a single 24 hour period” –  we’re calling it “Download Day.”

Download Day will begin the very minute Firefox 3 becomes generally available and continue for a full day.

Check out the Download Day site:

What can you do to help and get involved?

Many, many things… as part of our community of developers, supporters, and if you are one of Firefox’s 175 million users worldwide – we want to invite you to participate.

You can support the mission to set a Guinness World Record on Download Day by

1) Pledging to download Firefox 3
2) Hosting a Firefox 3 party – plan an impromptu Download Fest at your school office, or home on Download Day – anywhere with an Internet connection
3) Document your download fests with pictures and video. Please be sure to tag them “Firefox World Record.”
4) Inviting your friends, family and work mates to participate
5) Placing Download Day buttons on your Web site –
6) Join one of the Download Day social networking groups and invite all your friends

We’ll keep you posted with more news of the coming days!!

Go pledge now!

For all you Brits out there.. what a total shame Norris McWhirter and Roy Castle from ‘Record Breakers‘ are not around for this one – child heros of mine…