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Mozilla Project: 2013-07-01

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All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

Items in this section will be shared during the live all-hand status meeting.

Friends of the Tree

  • Casey Ransom of Mozilla IT for a breakthrough find that led to relieving bugzilla slowness for all.
  • Jeff Walden of the JavaScript team for an epic review marathon. Jeff performed speedy yet vigilant reviews on dozens of cleanup patches in the JavaScript front end.
  • Regnard Raquedan of Mozilla Reps has made excellent contributions to the health of People Team learning resources, Rosetta Stone and Safari Books.
  • Michelle Luna for all of her work she has done with SuMo for getting SuMo ready for the #firefoxos release
  • Thanks to Barry Munsterteiger who helped Mozilla make a big impression at Telefonica today for the Global Press Announcement.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 02 July

Learn how Firefox OS aims to level the mobile playing field, along with market insights and some tips on how to talk about Firefox OS from a consumer angle.

  • Location: Live Remote on Air Mozilla (
  • Start time: 02 July 2013 – 15:00 UTC (8:00am PDT)
  • Speakers: David Slater, Margaret Schroeder, Chad Weiner, Grace Jimenez

Wednesday, 03 July

Thursday, 04 July

  • Its SuMo Day this thursday so that only means one thing we need as many people as possible to help on the forums
  • RestoreThe4thSF Protest Prism in San Francisco, meeting in UN Plaza at 11am (

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: akeybl in MV

  • Firefox 22.0 was released last week with great fanfare – WebRTC and asm.js lead a lot of the headlines
    • But wait, there’s more! We also are killing it on performance, according to Tom’s Hardware
  • Stub (express) installers will be rolled out for Beta and Release later this week

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: akeybl in MV

  • Dynamic toolbar is coming in Firefox 23 – check it out on Beta
  • x86 support will remain on Beta for a bit, as we continue to plan its release

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location: akeybl in MV

  • Firefox 24 (currently on Aurora) will be our next ESR
    • Note that we’re changing the number scheme for all planned releases – 24.1.0, 24.2.0, and a chemspill after 24.2.0 would look like 24.2.1


Speaker Location: Ankit Gadgil, India

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

Help us build a history of Mozilla told by Mozillians. Please share your memories about this Mozilla milestone:

60 seconds with Mozilla IT

Speaker Location: San Francisco

  • Puppet Security Update: 2600 systems in 48hrs
  • Zimbra Upgrade
  • Vidyo Routers
  • Network Operation Center is Live


Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Kate Naszradi, Mardi Douglass, Dino Anderson, Melek Jebnoun Summit Planning Assembly feedback Kate = remote, Mardi/Dino = SF, Melek = remote (Tunisia) Yes, Kate has slides (she’s presenting first) Slideshow Presentation, Link to Melek’s blog post (French), link to Summit updates
Kaitlin Thaney Director, Mozilla Science Lab The new Science Lab, who we are, what we hope to achieve Brooklyn, NY No N/A ; @MozillaScience
Ankit Gadgil Webmaker Super Mentor, Mozilla Rep Webmaker Maker Party updates Pune, India No N/A Pictures from maker Parties; Blog Posts


Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?
satdav and a contributor the community calendar project. Can I ask if your project time is wrong or not listed on the page to message satdav on IRC and I will update it (please note Mozillian only meetings what the community can get involved in


Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians!

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Michael Comella Mark Finkle Remote – PA SF Mobile
Keegan McAllister Azita Rashed MTV SFO Engineering
Christoph Kerschbaumer Sid Stamm MTV Remote – CA Engineering – Security & Privacy
Alexander Surkov David Bolter Toronto Toronto Engineering

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Anthony Verez Joe Stevensen MV MV Operations Security


Notes and non-voice status updates that aren’t part of the live meeting go here.

Status Updates By Team (*non-voice* updates)



Some of the press coverage surrounding today’s Firefox OS announcement:

“It’s unclear how much consumers will embrace the unique search function, which takes advantage of the proliferation of web-based mobile sites, but Mozilla’s so-called adaptive app search is powered by Israeli search provider which uses the same concept of a dynamic UI on a popular Android launcher it put out earlier this year.”- Forbes, Parmy Olson

“For many of these allies, Firefox OS provides a way to loosen the mobile marketplace control of Apple and Google, which control not only their operating systems but also the app stores used to distribute software. ‘The current dynamics of the mobile ecosystem are problematic for OEMs, for developers, for end users, and for carriers,” Benami said. “Firefox resolves many of these issues.'”- CNET, Stephen Shankland

“In our early tests we noted the ZTE Open’s unremarkable hardware and the laggy nature of the web-based OS, we hope that the platform has matured sufficiently to provide a real alternative to its more established rivals.” – The Verge, Matt Brian

“The launch is probably also a good thing for the developing HTML5 standard. While HTML5 is used to create a lot of apps, big Android and iOS developers tend to go for native technologies in order to gain a performance boost. A successful Firefox OS would encourage more developers to address open web technologies, and thereby improve them over time.” – GigaOm, David Meyer

More Coverage:

Los Angeles Times: First Firefox OS-based smartphone to launch this week in Spain

PCMag: First Firefox OS phone launches July 2 in Spain

Silicon Angle: The First Firefox OS Phone Has Just Arrived, Look Out Android!

Yahoo! News: The People Who Make Your Firefox Web Browser Are Launching Two Phones This Week

Mobile News: World’s first Firefox run device arrives at Telefonica Spain


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