Save the date! Mozilla Camp Asia 2011 – Kuala Lumpur (Nov 19-20)

 

Guest posting here while Gen is away on vacation, I’m thrilled to announce that the first ever Mozilla Camp Asia will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 19th-20th, 2011, exactly one week after the Mozilla Camp Europe in Berlin.

For those who aren’t familiar with the event, Mozilla Camp (aka MozCamp) is a large 2-day regional Mozilla summit that brings together Mozilla staff and active contributors from a given region for a (intense!) weekend of presentations, discussions, brainstorms, workshops, hackathons around specific areas of the Mozilla project, all with a special focus on the region. The event is, of course, also the opportunity for Mozillians to meet in person, to put a face on a lot of quirky IRC nicknames, and to spend some quality time together!

That’s all for now. Save the date in your calendar and make sure to tune in regularly on this blog as Gen will be giving regular updates and more detailed information on the Mozilla Camp Asia, on the schedule and on the sponsorship policy for participants.

 

Stay tuned!
(photo credit nina.bruja under CC-SA)

Malaysian l10n sprint at BarCamp KL (CyberJaya)

This weekend, August 13th, the Mozilla Malaysia community will be gathering at BarCamp KL (Cyberjaya) in Malaysia for a localization sprint for the Malaysian Firefox that is in development.

Arky Ambati will be coordinating the localization sprint alongside Muhammad Syafiq.

If you are interested in helping to create a Malaysian-language Firefox, please do consider joining the event at BarCamp KL (Cyberjaya.) You may get some cool Firefox swag :)

Unfortunately I am unable to attend myself but Arky and Syafiq will be your coordinators.

Have a great localization sprint! Let’s see the Malaysian Firefox soon!

Malaysia Open Source Conference 2011

I’m preparing for our Mozilla meetup in Malaysia this evening but wanted to publish the presentation I gave yesterday at the 2011 Malaysia Open Source Conference in Penang.

I want to thank my colleagues at Mozilla, Chris Heilmann and Robert Nyman, as their presentations provided significant inspiration and content for my own presentation.

I wanted to thank the MOSC 2011 secretariat for the invitation to speak and the coordination for the event.

Mozilla Malaysia meetup in Kuala Lumpur- July 6

On July 6th, we will hold a meetup for those who are interested in starting a Mozilla community in Malaysia at Marmalade in Bangsar Village 2, Kuala Lumpur, starting at 19:00.

This is a gathering for anyone who:

  • might be interested in starting a Mozilla community in Malaysia
  • might be interested in localizing Firefox or Thunderbird into Malaysian
  • might be interested in starting a Drumbeat community in Malaysia
  • is interested in open source software and or promotion of the open web

More details and sign-up are here:

http://mozmymeetup.eventbrite.com/

Note: I’ve capped the dinner sign-ups to 30 45. If we get more than 30 45 interested, please come meet us at the Starbucks right near Marmalade Bangsar after 9 pm on July 6th.

For those of you who cannot attend the meetup (and for those of you who are planning to attend), we have started a new mailing list for the community in Malaysia. Please join this list to follow the discussion:

https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/community-malaysia

I look forward to the discussion both at the meetup and online at the mailing list!

Mozilla Indonesia won the Best Booth at Compfest 2011

Yofie Setiawan, one of the leaders of the Mozilla Indonesia community in Jakarta, has a great blog post covering the recent Compfest 2011 event where the Mozilla Indonesia community’s efforts won Best Booth! Congratulations to the Indonesia community!

At last day we are nominated as the CRAZIEST booth. They call us crazy actually it’s kinda like the most cheerful, happy, and friendly booth. And at the final day, there’s no exhibition anymore, but the commitee ask some person from Mozilla can come at the closing day. At first I have another important thing to do, but when the commitee said that we are winning the BEST booth at Compfest 2011, I cancel my plan behind, I ride my motorbike at topspeed to the closing event, and running till get sweat to the stage. And fortunately I get there on time! Really like last seconds, the time when the host ready to calls Mozilla up to the stage to take the awards as the BEST booth at the Compfest 2011 Exhibition. We are really happy and proud of it! We’re not planning to grab any awards at first. Our mission is to present Mozilla at the event. And we would love to do it again on any other chances.

Mozilla Indonesia won the Best Booth at Compfest 2011

 

Vietnamese language Firefox localization group

With the hard work of Hung Nguyen, we have had a Vietnamese Firefox since 3.6. However, Hung is working on his own and is looking for additional help to localize Firefox as well as other Mozilla software and websites into Vietnamese. This mailing list has been set up to coordinate the localization of Firefox and other Mozilla software into Vietnamese. We are actively looking for volunteers- please come help if you are interested.

If you would like to join the mailing list, please do so here:

https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-l10n-vi

If you prefer the Google Groups interface (same emails, different interface) you may sign up here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.dev.l10n.vi

Note this is a moderated list because the spam to Usenet has been severe in recent years. Only spam messages will be moderated/deleted.

Burmese language Firefox localization group

Thanks to the efforts of Dietrich, Arky and Chit in Myanmar, as well as the support of Mozilla IT, we now have a mailing list and mirrored Google Group to discuss and plan and work on a Burmese language Firefox.

If you would like to join the mailing list, please do so here:

https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-l10n-my

If you prefer the Google Groups interface (same emails, different interface) you may sign up here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.dev.l10n.my

Note this is a moderated list because the spam to Usenet has been severe in recent years. Only spam messages will be moderated/deleted.

Mozilla Indonesia community featured in Gatra magazine

Thanks to the hard work of the Mozilla Indonesia community during the Firefox 4 launch, Indonesian magazine Gatra has featured the id-Mozilla community (PDF) alongside a review of all of the major browsers. The lead photo is from Surabaya, where Josh Aas, David Mandelin and David Anderson visited.

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View more documents from Gen Kanai.

pregi.net new Mozilla mirror in the Philippines

A few months late but I wanted to announce that the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information NETwork (PREGINET) has provided a new mirror for Mozilla in the Philippines.

http://mozilla.pregi.net/

I want to thank Bani Lara and the team at PREGINET for agreeing to host a new mirror for us in the Philippines.

In this case Mozilla provided the server hardware and PREGINET is providing the bandwidth, rackspace, power, etc.

If you know of an organization who can provide mirror server bandwidth for Mozilla anywhere in the world, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We are always looking for more mirror capacity as this is how Mozilla’s software is distributed to all of our users around the world.

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pregi.net Mozilla mirror 1123

English subtitles for Tristan Nitot’s e-G8 comments

Pierre Equoy has been kind enough to provide an English translation of Tristan Nitot’s comments at the e-G8 event.