Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/05/30

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This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 30, 2008.

Projects for the week

Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on that 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 expenditures

  • Legal issues

  • CAs and related issues

    • Gerv worked with others to determine how the Debian weak key problem might affect CAs and SSL-enabled web sites.

    • Kathleen Wilson worked on gathering information relating to requests from GlobalSign (bugs 406796 and 406796), secomtrust (bug 394419), Comodo (bug 421946), Wells Fargo (bug 428390), Verizon/CyberTrust (bugs 430694, 430698, and 430700), and TC TrustCenter (bug 436467).

    • I communicated with various CAs regarding their planned applications for inclusion of roots in Mozilla, and posted a draft checklist for information needed for evaluating CA requests.

  • Public communication

    • David Boswell worked with Samuel Sidler on a design brief and archiving plan and posted to new featured Mozilla-based applications for June (Google AdWords Editor and Zimbra Desktop).

    • David posted a draft copy of a proposed Mozilla brochure for public review.

  • Conferences

    • Zak Greant did a keynote presentation at eLiberatica, and worked on the proposed FOSSCoach event at OSCON.

Upcoming events and activities

  • The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the Personal Democracy Forum conference (June 23-24 in New York NY). Brian Behlendorf will be speaking there, and I’m also planning to attend.

  • David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.