about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week:
Firefox Vision Statement
Now that the first version of Firefox using the new rapid release process is out, it’s a good time to chart our path forward. To help with that discussion, Jay Sullivan has written a draft Firefox vision statement that proposes where we should go with our products to further the Mozilla mission. Take a look and give us your thoughts.
New Version of Thunderbird
A new version of Thunderbird has been released that is more responsive, faster to start up and easier to use. There are several improvements to RSS feeds, Attachment management and Tabs plus. There is also a new Add-ons Manager that makes it easier to search for and install and remove add-ons.
A New Look For The Newsletter
This newsletter will be getting a new look soon that will better highlight community news and make reading the stories easier. Take a look at the mockup and give us your thoughts.
Non-Visual Desktop Access
Mozilla has awarded a grant to NV Access, the non-profit creating a free screen reader for Windows that enables blind or vision impaired people to use computers. If you’re interested in this or in other ways to help more people access the Internet, learn more about Mozilla’s vibrant accessibility community.
Firefox In The Enterprise
There’s been an interesting discussion in the community this week about how Firefox’s new release process changes how Firefox is used in large enterprise deployments. Read a summary of the discussion that includes some thoughts about what challenges enterprises face and how we might address them.
The SeaMonkey 2.2 beta is now available for testing. Give the new version of the Internet suite a try and double your bug finding power — many issues that are fixed in SeaMonkey fix issues in Firefox and Thunderbird too.
* July 2, London, England, Design Jam London #3
* July 2 – 3, Rome, Italy, Design Jame Rome #1
* July 15 – 17, Oslo, Norway, Solskogen DemoParty
* July 22 – 23, Mountain View, California, World Series of Hack
* November 4 – 6, London, England, Mozilla Festival — Media, Freedom and the Web
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved!
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28 Jun 2011