Launch Day in Seoul

June 16th, 2008

Tomorrow I’ll be mixing OECD events with the Firefox 3 launch day and Mozilla community events. I’ll get up very early to participate in an Air Mozilla event coinciding (almost) with the official Firefox release. Then I’ll go to a local TV station to talk about Mozilla. The only downside is I’ll have to miss some of the interesting roundtables at the OECD Ministerial. That’s disappointing, but reflects how much is going on that is relevant to Mozilla. I’ll go back to the OECD for the lunch and afternoon events. Then in the evening I’ll have the chance to meet up with a significant group of Mozilla contributors. I’m really looking forward to this. The community in Korea has long been wildly creative, active and part of what makes Mozilla Mozilla.  It will be great fun to see Firefox release day from this vantage point.

Thursday I’ll participate in a forum on web standards and the importance of interoperability for a healthy Internet environment. “The Global Web Technology Workshop will be held for the adoption of global web technologies and web standards within the Korean web industry . . . ” This is organized by long-time Mozilla contributor Channy Yun. It should be a great opportunity to meet the broader web community within which Mozilla lives.

It’s a rare treat to combine three great events in one all-too-brief trip. The OECD, the Mozilla community on a Firefox release day, and a community interested in the open web. No doubt I’ll come home buzzing with excitement and stumbling with exhaustion!

5 comments for “Launch Day in Seoul”

  1. 1

    joone said on June 17th, 2008 at 12:12 am:

    Welcome to Korea. I hope to see you in Firefox3 Seoul party.

  2. 2

    Mitchell Baker said on June 17th, 2008 at 5:25 am:

    Thanks! I’ll be at the Firefox 3 party wednesday night; see you then.


  3. 3

    Michael R. Nelson said on June 17th, 2008 at 5:55 pm:

    Mitchell, I thought your presentation at the OECD meeting was one of the three best talks I’ve heard here; Lots of new insights very well presented. I heard several positive comments about your talk, too.

    Congratulations on Firefox 3!

    Michael R. Nelson
    Visiting Professor, Internet Studies
    CCT Georgetown University

  4. 4

    Mitchell Baker said on June 17th, 2008 at 6:40 pm:


    Thanks om all accounts. It’s great to know about the response to our message.


  5. 5

    魔兽私服 said on June 18th, 2008 at 6:32 am:


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