This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 19, 2006.

Projects for the week

Here’s a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did the week ending May 19:

  • XTech. Gerv Markham attended the XTech conference in Amsterdam and did a blog post about his experiences. Gerv’s comments about the nature and purpose of XTech sparked a public discussion to which I contributed a comment. (Basically my point was that I’m happy with XTech as far as the Foundation is concerned; however I also see the possible usefulness of having a separate meeting focused solely on Mozilla stuff.) See also Daniel Glazman’s post responding to Gerv and Robert O’Callahan, as well as Mike Beltzner’s report on the conference itself and Tristan Nitot’s XTech wrap-up.

    Next action(s): I’m going to discuss with the Mozilla Corporation plans for future conferences, including proposals to have a European meeting targeted specifically to Mozilla contributors.

  • Accessibility grants. Work related to the previous grants for OS X and XForms accessibility is proceeding apace.

    Next action(s): I’m still trying to get another accessibility grant under way.

  • CA certificates and Mozilla. I approved the application from StartCom to have its root CA certificate included in Mozilla-based products (bug 289077).

    Next action(s): Start working on other pending CA applications.

  • Administrivia. I took a day of vacation.

    Next action(s): None at this time.

Upcoming activities

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

  • I’ll be attending the NetSquared conference in San Jose CA on May 30–31, and staying over on June 1 for other Mozilla-related activities.
  • I’ll be in Mountain View CA sometime in July for a Mozilla Foundation board meeting.
  • Assuming nothing else interferes, I’m planning to attend at least part of the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland OR July 24–28.

This concludes the report.