Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2007/08/24

This is my report on my activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending August 24, 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. Two new projects got approved for funding, details to be announced when all the paperwork gets done.

    Next action(s): Evaluate a funding request for sponsorship of a developer workshop (Mozilla-related but not Mozilla-specific).

  • IP/legal issues. I posted to a new version of the Mozilla domain name license application to correct the postal address for the Mozilla Foundation. I also resumed work on putting together a draft corporate contributors agreement, and Zak and I worked on various trademark-related issues.

    Next action(s): Continue work on the corporate contributors agreement. Get work started again on an update for the CVS contributors form.

  • Web sites. David Boswell worked more on revising the Foundation section of, and participated in discussions on revamping as a whole.

    Next action(s): Continue work on

  • CA-related. I worked on issues related to a third-party's web sites with misconfigured SSL certificate information causing Firefox errors.

    Next action(s): Start the process of revising the Mozilla CA certificate policy to take into account Extended Validation certificates.

  • Other. Zak helped out with Software Freedom Day and Mozilla 24 planning. David met with Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Law Center. Gerv Markham was on vacation.

Upcoming activities

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


Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote at 2007-08-28 03:08:

Am I the only one reading these "Mozilla Foundation activities" every week feeling that they are just repeating the exact same byte sequence as every previous entry with the same title? I know there must be a difference in there somewhere, but there is so much repetition that I can't find it.

I'm interested in knowing what you're doing and what the Mozilla Foundation is up to, but it's impossible to find the wheat among all the chaff in these entries. :-\

Frank Hecker wrote at 2007-08-28 06:29:

Well, by their nature a lot of the projects we work on are ongoing and many are internal in nature, at least until we get to a point where there's something to announce publicly. That's why I sometimes have repetitive entries, especially in the "next actions" sections. I can look at reducing the repetition, or at least having a "what's new" section for those like you who want just the diffs from last week.

funTom wrote at 2007-08-28 06:46:

I must second Asbjørn Ulsberg. I'm eager to know what's going on in MoCo/MoFo. By the nature, Mozilla is OSS, isn't it? May I suggest including description of completed tasks or achieved goals. Cross-referring would be enough.

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