This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending January 12, 2007, as well as for the previous week ending January 5.
Projects for the week
Here’s a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did these past two weeks:
Grants and related activities. I’m pleased to announce that the Mozilla Foundation will be making a grant to the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre of the University of Toronto, to help support development of accessibility enhancements to the popular Dojo toolkit.
For updates on other work the Foundation is funding, check out Alexander Surkov’s progress report on improving XForms accessibility, the improvements to the XUL Accessibility Guidelines being created by the folks at WebAIM, and Charles Chen’s work on creating test cases for accessibility of AJAX applications.
Next action(s): More grant proposals to consider.
CA certificates. Beginning in February Gerv Markham will be spending some time helping me reduce the large backlog of requests from CAs wishing to have their root certificates included in Mozilla-based products
Next action(s): With Gerv’s help I’ll be creating an authoritative list of all current CA requests, to be published either at the current URL or somewhere else. (I’d really like to move to a wiki-based site if restrictions on page modifications can be put in place for CA certificate data and other CA-related information.)
- I’ll be taking some time off (most likely in February) for moving into a new house.
- Gerv will be attending Mozilla-related activities at the FOSDEM conference in Amsterdam February 24–25.
- I’ll be attending at least a couple days of the CSUN accessibility conference in Los Angeles March 19–24.
After years of resisting the trend, I’ve finally reconfigured my personal web site so that it’s accessed as just plain “hecker.org” instead of “www.hecker.org.” (I’ve also done this with a hobby blog I occasionally work on.) I’ve set up redirection so that all existing URLs should work properly, including access to feeds; however if you want to reconfigure your feed reader to use the new URLs please feel free to do so.