about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.

Video and Our Mission
Mozilla is on the cusp of changing its policy on our use of patented video codecs and making use of a format known as “H.264.” This change will allow us to continue to ship products that people love. Find out more over at Mitchell’s blog.

New Logos For Firefox
New Logos For Firefox
Sean Martell, the Lead Visual Designer for Mozilla, has finished his beautiful new icons for Firefox.

Is HTML5 ready yet?
Christian Heilmann, Principal Developer Evangelist of the Mozilla Developer Network, often gets one question at events lately: Is HTML5 ready yet? Chris explains in his blog post why HTML5 will never be ready!

February’s Dev Derby Winners
Congratulations to Pinch That Frog! and our other February Dev Derby Winners. We received some breathtaking submissions.
Would you like to take part in our next Dev Derby? Yeah? Great! You can submit your awesome web application today!

Thunderbird Instant Messaging
Thunderbird, our most popular e-mail client, has lots of great features but recently we added the capability to send and receive instant messages. Take a look at these
screenshots to see the new features or see them in action by downloading a developer build of Thunderbird. Happy chatting!

Firefox in 2012
Robert Nyman contrasts the goals Firefox achieved in 2011 and what’s waiting to be accomplished in 2012. If you’re interested in learning more about what social features are coming to Firefox in the near future and how to get involved be sure to checkout Michael Hanson’s blog post from Mozilla Labs.

Meet Some Mozillians
Bonjour Mozilla says bonjour to Christie Koehler, Robert O’Callahan, Amir Elisha Aharoni, Swarnava and Jay Sullivan. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.

Upcoming events
* March 24, Manhattan, New York, MDN Hack Day
* March 30, San Francisco, California, TLDRconf
* April 4, Béziers, France, Web 5
* April 14, Taipei, Taiwan, OSDC.tw 2012
* 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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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!