Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2008/06/13

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This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 13, 2008.

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 expenditures

    • I updated the list of Mozilla Foundations grants and related expenditures for 2007 to include all items approved in 2007.

    • Gary Bishop of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill published information on the atool project, a follow-on project to an earlier Mozilla Foundation-funded project to enable people with physical disabilities to do keyboard input using commodity webcam hardware.

  • Legal issues

  • CAs and related issues

    • Kathleen Wilson updated the pending CA request list to reflect current information received from CAs; she’s still waiting on information from several CAs.
  • Public communication

  • Conferences

    • Zak continued work on the proposed FOSSCoach event at OSCON.
  • Other

    • Gerv continued work on a project to calculate what percentage of the world’s Internet users have a localized version of Firefox available in their native language.

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.