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Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/07/18

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending July 18, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others’ activities please see the blogs published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Future of the Foundation
    • Mitchell Baker announced that Mark Surman is being considered for the Foundation executive director position.
    • David posted a blog entry with ideas about how the Foundation might support the Mozilla community.
  • Legal issues
    • Gerv called for people to sign committer’s agreements at the Firefox Summit.
  • Grants and related expenditures
  • CAs and related issues
  • Public communication
  • Conferences
    • Zak continued working on the proposed FOSSCoach event at OSCON and related activities, including drafting the schedule and helping to orient the event coaches and participants.
  • Other
    • Gerv met with various people about proposed Site Security Policy implementations.

Upcoming events and activities

  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC).
  • I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON, and then will be on vacation for most of the following week.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/07/11

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending July 11, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others’ activities please see the blogs published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

Upcoming events and activities

  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/07/04

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending July 4, 2008. My apologies for the delay in posting this.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on that week; for more information about others’ activities please see the blogs published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Mozilla Foundation future
  • Grants and related expenditures
    • Peter Jaros completed work on his Camino scriptability project (a 2007 grant); for more information see bugs 390072 (preliminary support), 385989 (windows and tabs), and 390846 (bookmarks).
    • I received and started reviewing two new accessibility-related grant applications.
  • CAs and related issues
    • I started the first public comment period for EV-related requests from GlobalSign.
  • Public communication
  • Conferences
    • Zak continued work on the proposed FOSSCoach event at OSCON.
  • Other
    • Gerv continued work on projects from last week, including tracking Google Summer of Code work for Mozilla-related projects, updating the public suffix list, working toward the proposed Bugzilla reorganization, reviewing a new proposal for site security policies, posting a proposal for replacing the Despot system, and various other things.

Upcoming events and activities

  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/06/27

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 27, 2008. My apologies for the delay in posting this.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on that week; for more information about others’ activities please see the status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Mozilla Foundation future
  • CAs and related issues
    • I gave final approval for Entrust‘s request to enable the Entrust Root Certification Authority for EV (bug 416544) and filed bug 442561 against PSM to have the change made.
  • Public communication
  • Conferences
  • Other
    • Gerv worked on a number of projects, including tracking Google Summer of Code work for Mozilla-related projects, updating the public suffix list, working toward the proposed Bugzilla reorganization, reviewing a new proposal for site security policies, posting a collection of “party favors” for Mozilla/Firefox parties, and various other things.
    • David was on vacation that week.

Upcoming events and activities

  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/06/13

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 13, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others’ activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Grants and related expenditures
    • I updated the list of Mozilla Foundations grants and related expenditures for 2007 to include all items approved in 2007.
    • Gary Bishop of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill published information on the atool project, a follow-on project to an earlier Mozilla Foundation-funded project to enable people with physical disabilities to do keyboard input using commodity webcam hardware.
  • Legal issues
  • CAs and related issues
    • Kathleen Wilson updated the pending CA request list to reflect current information received from CAs; she’s still waiting on information from several CAs.
  • Public communication
  • Conferences
    • Zak continued work on the proposed FOSSCoach event at OSCON.
  • Other
    • Gerv continued work on a project to calculate what percentage of the world’s Internet users have a localized version of Firefox available in their native language.

Upcoming events and activities

  • The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the Personal Democracy Forum conference (June 23-24 in New York NY). Brian Behlendorf will be speaking there, and I’m also planning to attend.
  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/06/06

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 6, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others’ activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Grants and related expenditures
    • Alexander Surkov completed the intermediate milestone on his Mozilla Foundation-funded project to develop automated tests and regression fixes in the Mozilla accessibility module; so far he’s fixed 16 outstanding bugs (relating to crashes, regressions, and new features), as well as kept the accessibility API documentation up to date and worked on several other accessibility-related tasks.
    • Proceedings, slides, and an attendee list have now been published for the Foundations of Open Media Software 2008 workshop, for which the Mozilla Foundation was a sponsor.
  • Legal issues
  • CAs and related issues
    • Gerv proposed some ideas as to how we might address the Debian weak key problem in a Mozilla context.
    • Kathleen Wilson is waiting on responses from CAs to close out her information-gathering work on their requests. I worked with her to identify a set of new requests to look at, including those for Trustis (bug 324126), Microsec Ltd (bug 370505), S-TRUST (bug 370627), and TC TrustCenter (bug 378882).
    • I put Entrust‘s request to enable the Entrust Root Certification Authority for EV (bug 416544) into the first public comment period.
  • Public communication
    • David Boswell continued work on a new http://www.mozilla.org design brief.
    • David worked to help produce a new draft of the proposed Mozilla brochure and get model release forms signed for people whose photos appear in the brochure.
  • Conferences
    • Zak Greant continued work on the proposed FOSSCoach event at OSCON.
  • Other
    • Gerv Markham worked on a project to calculate what percentage of the world’s Internet users have a localized version of Firefox available in their native language.
    • Gerv also worked on a project to compile a definitive domain suffix list, e.g., suffixes like “co.uk” that do not themselves refer to web sites (unlike, e.g., “co.org”); this list could be useful in contexts like handling of cookies, bookmarks, etc.

Upcoming events and activities

  • The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the Personal Democracy Forum conference (June 23-24 in New York NY). Brian Behlendorf will be speaking there, and I’m also planning to attend.
  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/05/30

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 30, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on that week; for more information about others’ activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

Upcoming events and activities

  • The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the Personal Democracy Forum conference (June 23-24 in New York NY). Brian Behlendorf will be speaking there, and I’m also planning to attend.
  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/05/23

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 23, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others’ activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Grants and related expenditures
    • Eitan Isaacson completed his Mozilla Foundation-funded work to improve the Orca open source screen reader for Linux. Thanks go to Eitan for all his work on this!
    • The Mozilla Foundation is funding Ben Millard for an accessibility-related project to study how authors use HTML in practice, compare this with the semantics and accessibilty-related features in HTML5, identify any gaps, and help develop realistic ways to fill them.
    • The Mozilla Foundation is funding Wellington Fernando de Macedo to help implement in the Mozilla code base server-sent DOM events functionality as specified in HTML5. This is a project originally proposed for the Google Summer of Code; we thought it was a project worth supporting but didn’t have enough SoC slots to include it as part of that program.
  • CAs and related issues
    • As I previously announced in the m.d.t.crypto newsgroup, Kathleen Wilson will be assisting me with the task of gathering information about Certificate Authorities that apply for inclusion of their root certificates into Mozilla. I’ve assigned a number of CA-related bugs to Kathleen, with a priority on getting EV-related requests processed.
    • I updated the pending and included lists to reflect changes in Firefox 3 RC1.
  • Conferences
    • Zak prepared for his keynote at eLiberatica and for the FOSSCoach event at OSCON.

Upcoming events and activities

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/05/16

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 16, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others’ activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

Upcoming events and activities

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/05/09

This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 9, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on that week; for more information about others’ activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Grants and related expenditures
    • With support from people who’ve designated donations for Bugzilla, the Mozilla Foundation is funding a new project to be undertaken by Everything Solved, Inc. As a major Bugzilla contributor and customization expert, Everything Solved will survey large corporations and organizations already using Bugzilla in order to determine what the most desired enhancements and changes are. This will help guide the Bugzilla project for future development, and will also begin a standardized and organized list of feature ideas from the most visible users of Bugzilla.
  • Legal issues
  • CAs and related issues
    • I held discussions with various parties about how to resolve issues with disabling email trust for certificates issued by DigiNotar.
  • Public communications and related issues
  • Conferences
    • Various members of the Mozilla accessibility team attended SightCity 2008, with sponsorship by the Mozilla Foundation; Marco Zehe wrote a blog post with more details.
    • Zak prepared for upcoming conference appearances already scheduled, and proposed some new conferences for our consideration.

Upcoming events and activities