This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the weeks ending March 9 and March 16, 2007.
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 continued preparations for the CSUN conference. I also presented to the Mozilla Foundation board an overview of the Foundation’s strategy on funding accessibility-related projects, along with a wish list for future funding.
Next action(s): Attend CSUN, which I’m sure will generate lots of action items. Do a blog post summarizing our accessibility-related efforts.
CA certificates. Gerv Markham has for the most part finished collecting information on CAs, and has published a list of pending CA requests; he’s now turned to evaluating the actual requests.
Next action(s): Pretty much up to Gerv at this point.
IP/legal issues. Gerv and I worked internally to review and make comments on counsel-generated drafts for a proposed corporate contributors agreement (as requested per bug 342029).
Next action(s): Complete work on the contributors agreement draft and get it published. (Note that I don’t have a good estimate yet for when this will be done, as there are still some outstanding issues we need to work through).
Other. Gerv is now publishing his own status reports; for more information see his report for the week ending March 16.
- I’ll be attending the CSUN accessibility conference in Los Angeles on March 21 and 22.
- Along with Aaron Leventhal I’ll be attending a United Nations event in New York City on March 26 to discuss Mozilla accessibility-related topics; this is in association with the Global Initiative on Inclusive Information and Communications Technologies (G3ICT).
In an attempt to keep up with what the cool kids are doing, I started playing with Twitter last week, and in particular the Twitterbar extension to Firefox. I’m not sure how interested I am in reading other people’s “tweets,” but this might be useful as a way for me to make quick notes to myself (and any interested others) without leaving Firefox. (I’d keep track of my past notes through an RSS feed and read them through NetNewsWire with all the other feeds I track.)