This is my report on my activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending April 20, 2007.

Projects for the week

Here’s a partial listing of what I did this past week:

  • Grants and related activities. I approved two new accessibility-related proposals, and send another to the Mozilla Foundation board for consideration; more information to come later as things progress..

    Next action(s): Finish paperwork for new work being funded. Do a blog post summarizing our accessibility-related efforts, as well as a brief meeting report on CSUN and G3ICT.

  • IP/legal issues. Due to competing priorities, I again didn’t make any progress on the proposed corporate contributors agreement (bug 342029).

    Next action(s): Spend more time on getting the contributors agreement moved forward.

  • Other. I published a blog post discussing my intention to step down as executive director of the Foundation. I published the Mozilla Manifesto and the current Mozilla Foundation statement of direction to

    Next action(s): Help put together a plan for community involvement in the search for a new executive director.

See also the status reports for last week from Gerv and Zak.

Upcoming activities

  • I have a house move tentatively scheduled for May 4, so I’ll be mostly unreachable around that time until the chaos settles down.
  • I’ll be in Atlanta on July 2 to speak at annual meeting of the National Federation of the Blind in Computer Science.
  • I’m considering attending at least part of OSCON 2007 July 23–27.
  • I’ll tentatively be in Boston on July 30–31.

Random notes

Prompted by blog posts and other news about the Yuri’s Night event at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View on April 13, I recently engaged in some space advocacy nostalgia.