This is my report on activities related to the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending May 30, 2008.
Projects for the week
Here’s a summary of what Foundation-related activities went on that 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 expenditures
- The Mozilla Foundation made a small grant to support the G3ict accessibility initiative. Among other things, G3ict has published a book, The Accessibility Imperative, discussing implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in an IT context. (I have a few copies of this book available for those who want one; please send me an email if you’re interested.)
- Legal issues
- CAs and related issues
- Gerv worked with others to determine how the Debian weak key problem might affect CAs and SSL-enabled web sites.
- Kathleen Wilson worked on gathering information relating to requests from GlobalSign (bugs 406796 and 406796), secomtrust (bug 394419), Comodo (bug 421946), Wells Fargo (bug 428390), Verizon/CyberTrust (bugs 430694, 430698, and 430700), and TC TrustCenter (bug 436467).
- I communicated with various CAs regarding their planned applications for inclusion of roots in Mozilla, and posted a draft checklist for information needed for evaluating CA requests.
- Public communication
- David Boswell worked with Samuel Sidler on a http://www.mozilla.org design brief and archiving plan and posted to http://www.mozilla.org new featured Mozilla-based applications for June (Google AdWords Editor and Zimbra Desktop).
- David posted a draft copy of a proposed Mozilla brochure for public review.
Upcoming events and activities
- The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the Personal Democracy Forum conference (June 23-24 in New York NY). Brian Behlendorf will be speaking there, and I’m also planning to attend.
- David, Gerv, and Zak will be attending OSCON (July 21-25 in Portland OR) and the Firefox Summit (July 29-31 in Whistler BC). I will be attending the Firefox Summit but not OSCON.