Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/05/05

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 5, 2006. This week I worked on a number of different projects, with no major theme standing out.

Projects for the week

Here's a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did the week ending May 5:

  • Accessibility grants. The Mozilla Foundation will be making two more accessibility-related grants. The first to improve the accessibility of the optional XForms extension; Alexander Surkov will be doing the work for this. Although XForms is not part of the default Firefox build, XForms technology is of interest to corporate and government users, and corporations and governments typically have rather stringent requirements for accessibility (e.g., the U.S. government's Section 508 requirements). Improving XForms accessibility is therefore (among other things) an investment in promoting future adoption of Firefox in enterprise environments.

    Next action(s): Get the second accessibility grant under way.

  • Encryption export control. I updated all the export control notices on the *.mozilla.org sites to make them consistent (bug 336205).

    Next action(s): Correct any notices on *.mozilla.com, plus other follow-up activities as appropriate.

  • CA certificates and Mozilla. I worked on the application from StartCom to have CA certificates included in Mozilla-based products (bug 289077).

    Next action(s): Complete action on StartCom's application, start working on other pending CA applications.

Upcoming activities

Here's what we'll be doing and where we'll be in the coming months.

  • I'll be visiting the Center for History and New Media in Fairfax CA on May 11.

  • Gerv Markham will be attending the XTech conference in Amsterdam May 16-19.

  • I'll be attending the NetSquared conference in San Jose CA on May 30-31, and staying over on June 1 for other Mozilla-related activities.

  • I'll be in Mountain View CA sometime in June or July for a Mozilla Foundation board meeting.

This concludes the report.

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