Activities: Week of July 9 2007

July 16th, 2007

Last week I participated in an online question and answer / discussion session called Air Mozilla. I thought someone might ask me a question like “Yes, but what do you actually do all day?” So I made some notes. If it’s useful I’ll try to do this periodically. Here are some of the things I spent time working on last week. There was also a bunch of product, organizational and other issues that are constant. I haven’t listed them, only listed the things that jumped out at me as particular areas of focus last week.

  • Mozilla Foundation Executive Director search. Spent time with the recruiter, potential search committee members and some resumes we’ve seen.
  • Mozilla Corporation General Counsel search. Interviewing, evaluating.
  • Speak at first Air Mozilla video broadcast.
  • Speak at Fortune magazine’s imeme conference.
  • Mozilla Foundation board topics in general.
  • Thunderbird. We know Thunderbird is overwhelmed by Firefox and web related work now. I’m convinced that’s the right priority. So, how to help Thunderbird? How to improve mail in general?
  • Caught up with Brendan on state of work in the standards bodies.
  • Community Empowerment / Giving review of recent proposals.
  • Finalized upcoming talk at OSCON (with much help).
  • Assist another open project on achieving sustainability as an independent project.
  • General management, product, organizational and recruiting topics (this covers a lot but is also true every week).
  • Stopped pretending my shoulder will get better without attention and started some minor physical therapy.

2 comments for “Activities: Week of July 9 2007”

  1. 1

    monk.e.boy said on July 17th, 2007 at 1:43 am:


    Can we have a nice Mozilla IDE for making SVG animations please? Kinda like a Silverlight/Flash killer?

    Maybe Mozilla could put money into Inkscape and Blender and between them they could make something cool?

    Nice blog, interesting.



  2. 2

    Mitchell Baker said on July 19th, 2007 at 12:28 pm:

    There is a community group working on this. See:

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