This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending April 6, 2007.
Projects for the week
Here’s a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did this past week:
Grants and related activities. The Mozilla Foundation is making a grant to Knowbility to support three of their accessibility-related events this spring: the two-part Designation/Codeathon 2.0 and Access U 2007.
Next action(s): Make more progress on the action items arising from CSUN and G3ICT. Do a blog post summarizing our accessibility-related efforts, as well as a brief meeting report on CSUN and G3ICT.
CA certificates. For continuing coverage of CA-related issues the best place to turn to is now Gerv Markham’s status reports as posted on Gerv’s blog.
Next action(s): None at this time.
IP/legal issues. I didn’t make much progress on the proposed corporate contributors agreement (bug 342029). However I did get an update on the status of various Mozilla Foundation trademark applications. The short version: applications have been submitted for the SeaMonkey word mark and logo (in Europe and Japan) and the Sunbird word mark and logo (in Europe). (Japanese filings for Sunbird had already been made last year.)
Next action(s): Spend more time on getting the contributors agreement moved forward.
Other. See also Gerv’s report for the week.
I have tentative travel commitments for July 2 and July 30–31.
I recently read some blog posts and articles of interest to people like me who listen to artists working on the boundary of “contemporary classical” music (an oxymoron, but a frequently used one) and “popular” music (also somewhat of an oxymoron in this particular case, since much of the music in question—IDM, ambient, avant-garde jazz, and so on—is non-mainstream and not that popular at all): Kyle Gann’s blog posts “The Unapproachable Sacredness of Pop” and “The Myth of Pop Hatred,” and Alex Ross’s articles “Club Acts” and “Sites and Sounds” for the New Yorker. Read Gann (and commenters) for interesting opinions, and Ross for interesting recommendations.