Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2007/03/23

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending March 23, 2007.

Projects for the week

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

  • Grants and related activities. My main activity for the week was attending the CSUN conference. The Mozilla Foundation had a booth in the CSUN exhibit area and also a separate room where we hosted meetings of developers working on Mozilla-related accessibility issues. Aaron Leventhal and others did a conference presentation on the "Mozilla accessibility ecosystem", and we talked to lots of other people about Mozilla Foundation-sponsored work to support accessibility of dynamic web applications and related matters. It was great being able to talk to a number of people whose work we've funded; many thanks to those folks who helped out with the booth.

    Next action(s): Figure out all the action items arising from CSUN. Do a blog post summarizing our accessibility-related efforts.

  • CA certificates. For continuing coverage of CA-related issues the best place to turn to is now Gerv Markham's status reports as posted on Gerv's blog.

    Next action(s): None at this time.

  • IP/legal issues. Got another draft of the proposed corporate contributors agreement (as requested per bug 342029).

    Next action(s): Review the contributors agreement draft and get it published (schedule TBD).

  • Other. See also Gerv's report for the week ending March 23.

Upcoming activities

Random notes

Memo to myself: Avoid flying United Airlines in the future if at all possible. An airline that can't guarantee an assigned seat for a reservation made a month in advance is not really an airline I want to do business with.


Steuard wrote at 2007-03-26 17:17:

The statement "can't guarantee an assigned seat" applies to practically every airline, as far as I know. They all tend to oversell seats on popular flights on the assumption that some people won't show up. (Hence their increasingly eager begging for volunteers to give up their seats when flights are full.) If they give you a seat assignment in advance, you're usually set. If they don't, that's a sign that you need to check in as early as humanly possible and get an assigned seat right then. Web check-in, getting to the airport three hours early, whatever.

Frank Hecker wrote at 2007-03-26 17:39:

Sorry, I meant "give me a seat assignment in advance". Every other airline I've flown recently has been able to provide a seat assignment at the time of reservation. In United's case I wasn't even able to get a seat assignment at the time of check-in; I had to go all the way to the gate and wait until an hour before the flight to be told my fate.

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