This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending April 28, 2006. This week I worked on a number of different projects, with no major theme standing out.

Projects for the week

Here’s a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did the week ending April 28:

  • XTech conference. Gerv Markham will be attending the XTech conference in Amsterdam May 16–19 representing the Mozilla Foundation.

    Next action(s): Work to ensure that all necessary arrangements are made for conference attendees being sponsored by the Foundation.

  • NetSquared conference. I registered for the NetSquared conference May 30–31 in San Jose. I also had a phone conversation with a couple of representatives of CompuMentor (the organization sponsoring the NetSquared conference) to discuss the goals of the conference.

    Next action(s): Make travel arrangements.

  • CA certificates and Mozilla. I had some email correspondence and a phone conversation regarding how Certification Authorities involved in academic grid computing initiatives might get their CA certificates included in Mozilla-based products. (For some background on this topic see the proceedings of the recent NIST PKI R&D Workshop.)

    Next action(s): If it’s warranted I might schedule a meeting later this year to discuss this general topic with representatives of various academic networks working in this space.

  • GPLv3. I provided detailed feedback to Discussion Committee A highlighting confusing language in section 7 of the GPLv3 draft (on license compatibility) and requesting clarifications if possible.

    Next action(s): Put together a final set of comments in time for the May 15 deadline for the first round of comments.

  • Gerv Markham. Gerv’s surgery went well and he will be working on Mozilla stuff again soon.

    Next action(s): Pass back to Gerv various tasks I was doing during his absence.

Upcoming activities

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

  • I’ll be visiting the Center for History and New Media in Fairfax CA on May 11.
  • I’ll be attending the NetSquared conference in San Jose CA on May 30–31.
  • I’ll be in Mountain View CA sometime in June or July for a Mozilla Foundation board meeting.

This concludes the report.