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Love Bombs, ACTA, Google SoC and more…

Drop a Love Bomb
Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, why not send a “love bomb” to someone you love? Matt Thompson explains all.

ACTA
Mitchell Baker speaks out against how the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (or ACTA, for short) was negotiated. With anti-ACTA protests sweeping across much of Europe, Mitchell describes how negotiating in secret is a bad way to develop Internet policy. Help protect the Internet and make your voice heard today.

Google Summer of Code 2012
With Google announcing that they’ll be running the Summer of Code again this year, Gervase Markham calls for ideas for eight-week-long projects which a student could take part in. Mozilla has participated in every SoC so far and Gerv doesn’t intend this year’s to be the first we don’t.

Webmaker Goals
“Building a generation of web makers” is one of Mozilla’s main goals for 2012. Mark Surman outlines plans to achieve that goal and more. Are you excited by our web maker vision and can you write, code, test or promote? You should get involved and help out.

ID Provider + BrowserID
Dan Mills showcases a great new addition to BrowserID. Support for ID providers allows the registration flow to go from eight screens to just one. This is one more step to BrowserID becoming a truly distributed system.

December Dev Derby Winners
December’s Dev Derby was focused around IndexDB, a technology allowing web applications to store data for fast online and offline use. The submissions demonstrated just how powerful IndexDB can be. Be sure to try out the winning demos.

Meet Some Mozillians
Bonjour Mozilla says bonjour to Rosana Ardila, Nikola Matosovic and Mime Cuvalo. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.

Upcoming events
* February 17, Online, Web Apps Test Day
* February 21, San Francisco, USA, Firefox Add-ons Made Easy
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

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Tomoshibi of Firefox, Hackasaurus Comics, MPL Upgrade and more…

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.

MPL Upgrade
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.

Meet Betafarm
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.

Upcoming events
* 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

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved!

About about:mozilla
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday.

If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue, please contact: about-mozilla[at]mozilla.com.

You can also subscribe to the email version.

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