about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. A special thanks to Paul Booker for stepping in as our new about:mozilla author! Here’s what’s happening this week:
Tomoshibi of Firefox
This wonderful application built by Daisuke Akatsuka makes use of several new features in Firefox such as CSS Transitions & Audio Data API. It provides a virtual display in real time of Firefox 6 dowloads all over Japan. Cool stuff!
Let’s create Hackasaurus comics using HTML5 awesomeness
Jess Klein and Anna Debenham from the Hackasaurus team have been working on creating a hackable comic prototype that will make good use of the cool new features in HTML5. So far they have drafted a few frames of the narrative and tested the idea on a bunch of tween game designers. If you are interested in learning more about Hackasaurus, or are interested in our work around gaming, please visit the Hackasaurus website.
Mozilla is on the verge of completing an 18-month process to revise the Mozilla Public License (MPL) says Gervase Markham of the Mozilla Foundation. We invite everyone in our community to review the license and raise any issues or questions that you may have.
The new site that is currently under development is an effort to put supported projects from Mozilla Labs and the Mozilla Foundation under a single roof and to make it easy for anyone to find, follow and contribute to Mozilla projects. You are invited to kick the tires and let us know what you think: http://beta.drumbeat.org
Improvements in QMO land
Members of the quality.mozilla.org (QMO) community can now share their bug activities via their profile pages with other members of the QMO community. Read more. QMO has also launched a bi-weekly newsletter to share Mozilla QA happenings, news and opportunities.
Want to become a SUMO Superhero?
Michelle Luna joined Mozilla last month to serve as the SUMO Firefox Mobile Support Coordinator and it has been so exciting she would like to invite you to become a Superhero with her.
* November 4 – 6, London, England, Mozilla Festival — Media, Freedom and the Web
* November 12 – 13, Berlin, Germany, Mozilla Camp Europe 2011
* November 19 – 20, Kuala Lumpur, Asia Mozilla Camp Asia 2011
* 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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24 Aug 2011 Mary Colvig