Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2007/01/19

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending January 19, 2007. Note that this was an abbreviated week because I had to take some vacation time to handle matters related to our new house.

Projects for the week

Here's a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did these past two weeks:

  • Grants and related activities. I worked on paperwork related to the grants I mentioned last week. I also got one more accessibility-related grant proposal to consider, and started preparations for our Mozilla Foundation presence at the 2007 CSUN conference.

    Next action(s): More grant proposals to consider.

  • CA certificates. I started work on updating the list of CA requests and related information; after thinking about the relevant security issues and consulting with others, I've tentatively decided to publish future CA-related information on www.mozilla.org (not wiki.mozilla.org).

    Next action(s): Start pushing CA-related information to www.mozilla.org.

  • Other. Zak Greant attended linux.conf.au in Sydney Australia and represented the Foundation while there.

Upcoming activities

  • I'll be taking some time off (most likely in February) for moving into a new house.

  • Gerv will be on vacation until early February. Later that month he'll be attending Mozilla-related activities at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels February 24-25.

  • I'll be attending at least a couple days of the CSUN accessibility conference in Los Angeles March 19-24.

Random notes

As part of moving into a new house I've been doing stuff getting like cable TV and telephone service set up and configured properly. I actually got phone service with Verizon turned on a while back, but had to straighten out some account-related issues last week. In the course of doing that and talking with the various Verizon representatives I found out that FIOS Internet and TV service was available in our new neighborhood. I have no idea why Verizon didn't tell me that originally; if I'd known I might have gone ahead and skipped getting Comcast service.

Also, I had to talk to no less than four separate Verizon representatives to get my account issues resolved. I'm guessing that Verizon has one group of support reps for each major legacy IT system they use. At one point I had to transferred from one rep to another because I was in a "FIOS neighborhood"; that was actually how I found out that I could get FIOS at our address.

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