Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2007/08/10

This is my report on my activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending August 10, 2007.

Projects for the week

Here's a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on last week; for more information about others' activities please see the weekly status reports published by David Boswell, Gerv Markham, and Zak Greant.

  • Grants and related activities. The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the 2008 W4A conference (renewing our sponsorship from this year). Henri Sivonen completed another milestone on his Foundation-funded conformance checker work.

    Next action(s): Complete paperwork on a major new grant. Evaluate a funding request for sponsorship of a developer workshop (Mozilla-related but not Mozilla-specific). Work with the Foundation board to make a decision on other new proposals.

  • IP/legal issues. I'm responding to licensing-related questions to the Foundation while Gerv Markham is on vacation. I contacted a company about putting proper MPL, etc., notifications in the EULA and other material for their Mozilla-based product.

    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.

  • Web sites. David Boswell worked more on revising the Foundation section of

    Next action(s): Continue this work.

  • Other. Zak Greant worked on tying up loose ends from the Internet as a Public Good Symposium. Gerv was on vacation.

    Next action(s): Do a blog post on the issues discussed at the IPG symposium.

Upcoming activities

  • I'll be in Mountain View on September 12 for a Mozilla Foundation board meeting.

Random notes

Last week I mentioned the Thummer, a new musical instrument. It turns out that there are a number of people out there interested in creating new instruments (including Thummer-like devices) and in the general science of music; if you're interested in this topic, be sure to check out the MusicScienceGuy blog.

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