This is my report on my activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending August 10, 2007.
Projects for the week
Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others’ activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.
Grants and related activities. The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the 2008 W4A conference (renewing our sponsorship from this year). Henri Sivonen completed another milestone on his Foundation-funded conformance checker work.
Next action(s): Complete paperwork on a major new grant. Evaluate a funding request for sponsorship of a developer workshop (Mozilla-related but not Mozilla-specific). Work with the Foundation board to make a decision on other new proposals.
IP/legal issues. I’m responding to licensing-related questions to the Foundation while Gerv Markham is on vacation. I contacted a company about putting proper MPL, etc., notifications in the EULA and other material for their Mozilla-based product.
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.
Web sites. David Boswell worked more on revising the Foundation section of www.mozilla.org.
Next action(s): Continue this work.
Other. Zak Greant worked on tying up loose ends from the Internet as a Public Good Symposium. Gerv was on vacation.
Next action(s): Do a blog post on the issues discussed at the IPG symposium.
- I’ll be in Mountain View on September 12 for a Mozilla Foundation board meeting.
Last week I mentioned the Thummer, a new musical instrument. It turns out that there are a number of people out there interested in creating new instruments (including Thummer-like devices) and in the general science of music; if you’re interested in this topic, be sure to check out the MusicScienceGuy blog.