FirefoxOS, B2G, gaia and YOU
Getting setup for work on gaia
FirefoxOS (or B2G - Boot To Gecko) is comprised of three core pieces. Gonk, Gaia and Gecko.
Gonk is the core of the OS, consisting of a linux kernel and HAL layer (parts of which are shared with android for things like Camera, GPS, etc).
Gonk runs gecko, which is ported for use on Gonk. Just like gecko for OS X potentially has access to specific things like an accelerometer, Gecko has access to all of Gonk's unique features like the telephony stack, the GPS, and everything else unique about the device.
- How bug triage works: https://wiki.mozilla.org/B2G/Triage