This is my report on my activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 29, 2007.

Projects for the week

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

  • Grants and related activities. I approved funding for a project to enhance the NVDA open source screen reader for Windows to better support Firefox. This actually happened some time ago, but I forgot to mention it: WebAIM completed its project to produce revised XUL accessibility guidelines and create a XUL accessibility evaluation tool. Henri Sivonen completed the third milestone on his current HTML5 conformance checker project.

    Next action(s): Evaluate a funding request for sponsorship of a developer workshop (Mozilla-related but not Mozilla-specific). Do a blog post summarizing our accessibility-related efforts, as well as a brief meeting report on CSUN and G3ICT.

  • IP/legal issues. I asked our lawyers to initiate trademark registration of the Camino logo.

    Next action(s): Work with the SeaMonkey Council and others on appropriate policies for the SeaMonkey trademarks. Work more to get the contributors agreement moved forward.

  • Other. I took a day of vacation.

For more information see the weekly status reports published by other Mozilla Foundation people:

Upcoming activities

  • I’ll be in Atlanta on July 2 to speak at the annual meeting of the National Federation of the Blind in Computer Science.
  • I’ll be taking some vacation time the week of July 16 (postponed from the week of July 2).
  • I’ll be attending at least part of OSCON 2007 July 23–27.
  • I’ll be in Boston on July 30–31.

Random notes

Last week I tried out an online backup service, Mozy, wanting to see if online backup was actually a viable strategy now that I have a FIOS connection. Unfortunately it took almost 24 hours to back up about 625MB of selected data—I could have done better writing the data to a CD-ROM and sending it via FedEx.

That’s a pity, because I’d really like to see online backup work out. If Verizon quit emulating the cable companies and offered true symmetrical upload and download speeds, and if a service existed that could take advantage of that bandwidth, then I could in theory backup my entire iTunes library (all 30GB or so) in just a few hours.