Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2007/06/29

This is my report on my activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 29, 2007.

Projects for the week

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

  • Grants and related activities. I approved funding for a project to enhance the NVDA open source screen reader for Windows to better support Firefox. This actually happened some time ago, but I forgot to mention it: WebAIM completed its project to produce revised XUL accessibility guidelines and create a XUL accessibility evaluation tool. Henri Sivonen completed the third milestone on his current HTML5 conformance checker project.

    Next action(s): Evaluate a funding request for sponsorship of a developer workshop (Mozilla-related but not Mozilla-specific). Do a blog post summarizing our accessibility-related efforts, as well as a brief meeting report on CSUN and G3ICT.

  • IP/legal issues. I asked our lawyers to initiate trademark registration of the Camino logo.

    Next action(s): Work with the SeaMonkey Council and others on appropriate policies for the SeaMonkey trademarks. Work more to get the contributors agreement moved forward.

  • Other. I took a day of vacation.

For more information see the weekly status reports published by other Mozilla Foundation people:

Upcoming activities

Random notes

Last week I tried out an online backup service, Mozy, wanting to see if online backup was actually a viable strategy now that I have a FIOS connection. Unfortunately it took almost 24 hours to back up about 625MB of selected data—I could have done better writing the data to a CD-ROM and sending it via FedEx.

That's a pity, because I'd really like to see online backup work out. If Verizon quit emulating the cable companies and offered true symmetrical upload and download speeds, and if a service existed that could take advantage of that bandwidth, then I could in theory backup my entire iTunes library (all 30GB or so) in just a few hours.


MIer wrote at 2007-07-02 02:28:

hi! I likes Mozilla!

Chuck Wood wrote at 2007-07-05 10:07:


It's rather surprising to me that it took 24 hours to back up 625 MB. It's far more common to see a backup like this take at most a couple of hours.

I'd be interested in getting some information to make sure that Mozy is functioning properly and to check some settings on your end, just in case. Could you email ? I'd be happy to have one of our technicians check this out or look into it myself.

Thanks, Chuck Wood Mozy Support Support Team Manager

Frank Hecker wrote at 2007-07-05 11:17:

Thanks, I'll take you up on that offer.

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