Meeting Notes Meetings notes from the Mozilla community


Mozilla Project: 2013-07-15

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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

  • Mihneadb /mih-na-db/ for tracking down the 100’s of xpcshell tests with static ports and other problems, and fixing them up so they can be run in parallel.
  • Scoobidiver for single-handedly keeping support documentation up-to-date. He updated over 100 documents in the last 3 weeks.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 15 July

Announcement of new WebFWD Teams (aka WebFWD IV) at, or email (contact us at if you want to be added to our email list).

Tuesday, 16 July

Wednesday, 17 July

On Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT (17:30-18:30 UTC) we’ll be holding a Twitter chat with Mitchell Baker, Executive Chair of Mozilla, about Firefox OS to address these questions and comments, and we’d love for you to join us!

How to participate:

  • Log onto Twitter and follow the conversation with the #FirefoxOSChat hashtag.
  • Submit your own thoughts and/or questions about Firefox OS, also using the #FirefoxOSChat hashtag (and #FirefoxOS if you have room).
  • Chime in and help answer questions if you have the answers.
  • RT (Retweet) comments from Mitchell or other chatters that you find interesting and worthy of sharing.

Next Week

(Not actually next week)
Thursday, Aug 1 – Manager Hacking

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop & Mobile

Speaker Location: akeybl in MV

  • Beta 23:
    • Mixed content blocking, and Lion style scrollbars for OS X
    • RSS support in mobile, and you can now change your default search easily
  • Aurora 24:
    • Off-Main-Thread-Compositing (OMTC) enabled in OSX for smoother video
    • Pass URLs off through NFC (think bump) and try WebRTC on the phone
  • Nightly
    • Changing the search provider in the search bar changes it globally in Firefox desktop
    • Australis (our front-end redesign) is now weeks away from landing, we’ll need your help once it does!


Speaker Location: OpenMatt in Toronto

Teaching the Web! with Girls Learning Code

  • Girls Learning Code are in the Mozilla Toronto community space today.
  • 50 girls aged 8 to 14, learning the basics of coding and programming — using tools like Scratch, plus Mozilla Webmaker tools like Thimble and X-Ray Goggles
  • Interested in getting involved in events like these? There’s learning parties, hack jams and teaching sessions like these happening around the world as part of Maker Party
  • Our Maker Party campaign manager, Amira, is here to talk a bit about what happened last week — and what’s coming up this week.


Speaker Location: SF (Ryan Seys)

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Dietrich (PDX)

  • Firefox OS 1.0.1
  • Firefox OS 1.1
    • Completed chipset commercialization testing
    • OEM testing is ongoing
  • Firefox OS 1.2
    • Teams split into groups by functional area
    • Requirements mostly done, feature development kicking off

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 IT

Speaker Location: Boston

  • Newsgroup/mail list gatewaying fixed
  • is now active/passive in scl3 and phx1, should we lose scl3, we should be able to have phx1 bugzilla up and running in under 10 mins.
  • We have upgraded our load balancers to have more capacity.
  • This is the bottleneck that caused bugzilla to be slow for a few weeks.
  • DB engineering worked with Services to make sure AMO/marketplace databases are ready for migration (to AWS) , and to upgrade persona databases
  • With the work this weekend – bugzilla failover testing, beginning upgrades to MySQL 5.6 in dev/stage
  • Effective 7/09/13 We now store up to 1 full year’s worth of daily database backups in phx1. (coming soon to SCL3 and phx1 corp)


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
Michael Coates Manager Hacking Manager Hacking Lives On! SF no N/A
Ben Sullins Make pretty charts MozTrap Results Dashboard in Tableau Mi Casa Yes N/A
David Slater Product Marketing Firefox OS/Marketplace Poland launch highlights to date Mountain View Yes N/A
Emmanuel Michel Year Up Intern Upcoming “Around the Campfire” Event Mountain View No N/A
Stacy Martin and Alina Hua Privacy Manifesto Update and FF OS Privacy Policy Update San Francisco Yes
Geoffrey MacDougall StopWatching.Us: What’s next? Had to abandon for another call. I will write a blog post and share over Yammer.


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
Potch How do we support Firefox OS users? Here is a short meeting where we talk about how support for Firefox OS works and how Mozillians can participate in Firefox OS user support:


Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians!

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Frédéric Harper Mark Coggins San Francisco Canada Remote (QC) Firefox OS
Jacqueline Savory Jaime Chen San Francisco Vancouver Firefox Mobile OS
Chris Mills Ali Spivak San Francisco UK Remote MDN – Firefox OS Documentation
Samuel Penrose Lloyd Hilaiel Remote San Francisco Persona


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

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


Join us in #security on IRC

Intro to security managers at Mozilla:

Many more in the Mozilla Security community



Firefox OS launch with Deutsche Telekom in Poland was a success, resulting in over 300 stories worldwide. Overall sentiment of coverage was neutral to positive, and coverage in Poland (launch market) and Germany was positive.

Joing tech letter on NSA appearing Wednesday (7/17)

Mitchell’s Twitter chat this Wednesday (7/17)

KDDI FxOS press event in SF office (7/23)

Comms team at Wanderlust Festival in Tahoe to promote Firefox by hosting a tech tent (7/17 – 7/21)

  • Dial-in: conference# 8600
    • US/International: +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 8600
    • US toll free: +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600
    • Canada: +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600

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