Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/10/27

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending October 27, 2006. This was a partial week for me as I had to deal with various home and family issues.

Projects for the week

Here's a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did this past week:

  • Mozilla Foundation vision and strategy. One of the things I'll be doing over the next few months is working with the Mozilla Foundation board to create a more defined vision and strategy for the Foundation to guide our efforts in 2007 and beyond, in support of our overall mission to promote choice and innovation on the Internet. If you have your own thoughts on what the Foundation should be doing, please feel free to send me an email and I'll take your suggestions into account in my own planning activities.

  • IP-related issues. I submitted a trademark application for the SeaMonkey logo.

    Next action(s): Continue working with the SeaMonkey group and others.

  • Grants and related activities. I'm still trying to get some accessibility-related proposals reviewed that Aaron Leventhal submitted previously, plus Aaron has some more ideas for future projects. (Aaron is clearly trying to keep me busy :-)

    Next action(s): Get decisions made on the various funding and grant proposals previously submitted.

  • Press. I did a press interview on the subject of the Mozilla project's CA certificate policy and so-called "extended validation" certificates, and also worked with others on an upcoming press release.

    Next action(s): None at this time.

Upcoming activities

  • Zak will be stopping by to visit at Mozilla HQ in Mountain View this week while he's in town for the Zend/PHP conference.

  • I'll be at Mozilla HQ in Mountain View November 14-16.

  • Gerv will be out on vacation late November and early December.

  • I'll be in Boston in early December for a meeting with Aaron Leventhal.

  • I'll be in California (though not necessarily at Mozilla HQ) on December 12 and probably on December 11 and/or 13 as well.

This concludes the report.

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