This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending April 7, 2006. A lot of what went on last week won’t be announced until subsequent weeks; of the other stuff the most notable activities related to the Mozilla Foundation web site and a PKI conference I attended.

Projects for the week

Here’s a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did the week ending April 7:

  • Zak Greant has been doing minor fixes to the Mozilla Foundation pages on, and creating a new set of pages for (not yet online).

    Next actions: I’ll work with Zak to get my own access to his prototype, and add various documents to it (e.g., the CA certificate policy).

  • PKI R&D Workshop. I attended the PKI R&D Workshop at NIST in Gaithersburg MD, and participated on a panel discussion on browser security. Note also that Bob Relyea of Red Hat spoke about work by Red Hat and Sun to support elliptic curve cryptography in the NSS crypto library and hence in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products, as well as in server products from Red Hat and Sun. For more information see Bob’s presentation; the rest of the workshop presentations and papers are also available online.

    Next action(s): None at this time.

Upcoming activities

Here’s what I’ll be doing and where I’ll be in the coming months.

  • I’ll be in Mountain View in June for a Mozilla Foundation board meeting.

This concludes the report.