This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending August 18, 2006.

Projects for the week

Here’s a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did this past week:

  • Karim Lakhani meeting. I took a day trip up to Boston MA for a meeting with Karim Lakhani. Karim helped start the repository of academic research related to open source, free software, and related topics, and was one of the people involved in the “transition team” prior to the Mozilla Foundation reorganization. He and I had a wide-ranging discussion about Mozilla project issues, how to promote openness and innovation, and related topics.

    Next action(s): I’ll be working with the Mozilla Foundation board to figure out what (if any) concrete initiatives might be influenced or initiated based on Karim’s and my discussions. If I have time I’ll also post more of my thoughts about what’s going on in the world of open source and innovation these days, especially as it applies to the Mozilla project.

  • Sunbird and SeaMonkey. I did some work with the Sunbird and SeaMonkey teams around the general issues of trademarks and EULAs for those products.

    Next action(s): As appropriate.

Upcoming activities

  • I’ll be on vacation (and likely off-net) the week of September 4–8.
  • Zak Greant will be attending the Government CIO Summit in Ottawa on September 28.

This concludes the report.