Meeting Notes Meetings notes from the Mozilla community


Mozilla Project: 2015-02-23

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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 Mozilla

arai has been a very helpful force of nature in #introduction recently; lots of new contributors are receiving excellent care!

Hagen Halbach, Michael Kohler, Martyna Sobczak for organizing the German-speaking community meeting this past weekend in Berlin.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 23 February

  • SINFO The 22nd annual edition will take place from 23 to 28 February 2015 at the Alameda Campus of Instituto Superior Técnico, in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is nowadays one the biggest tech events in Portugal and the biggest student-only organized event in Europe.
    • Filipe João attending

Wednesday, 25 February

  • IntegratED is a three-day teaching and learning conference focused on technology integration strategies happening February 25 – 27, 2015, in Portland.
    • Benjamin Kerensa attending
  • We will be having a SuMo Mobile meeting this will be on Air Mozilla also (please note only accessible to Mozillians and staff)

Homebrew Website Club Meetup Be independent with your web browser and your web site.

  • San Francisco (@MozSF 1st floor), Chicago, and Portland.
  • 17:30-18:30 Writing Hour
  • 18:30-19:30 IndieWeb meetup & hack night

    Create or update your personal web site — wherever you host it, shared, VPS, or at home; static, dynamic, WordPress, or other software.

    Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

    Any questions? See the wiki page for details
    or join IRC:

Thursday, 26 February

Brown Bag, “Analysing Gaia with Semmle”, Max Schaefer

  • Semmle has recently added support for JavaScript to its analysis platform. As one of our first major JavaScript analysis projects, we have analysed recent and historic versions of Gaia, the UI layer of FirefoxOS. In this talk, I will present some of our findings, and show how Semmle’s toolchain can be used to investigate all aspects of a software system, from high-level code quality trends to detailed static analysis questions.
  • Max works as a Research Engineer at Semmle where he is in charge of the JavaScript analysis platform. Prior to joining Semmle, he did a stint as a postdoc at IBM Research, before briefly trying his luck as an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University.

OWASP New Zealand Day conference is a one-day conference dedicated to application security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications held at the University of Auckland on Friday February 27th, 2015.

    • Francois Marier attending

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox and Cloud Services

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: remote (mfinkle)

  • Android
    • Reading View and List work continues
    • Introduced about:passwords in Nightly
    • Sending Tab to Device improvements
    • Added voice search to Nightly
    • Preparing to land Tab Queue
  • iOS
    • Following @FenneciOS for updates
    • Checkpoint last week in SF
    • A lot of the basic browser functionality is in place
    • Dogfooding program started

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: San Francisco (Pete Scanlon for Chris Lee).

MWC update

CTO Update

Speaker Location: Luke Wagner, remote

  • asm.js / Microsoft update: Microsoft announced work is underway to add asm.js optimizations to IE.
    • ‘asm.js’ is the name the kind of JavaScript produced by tools like Emscripten. While asm.js code runs pretty well in all browsers (it’s just JavaScript), it runs best with specific optimizations and Microsoft is the second browser (after Firefox) to include these specific optimizations. This is very good news for Mozilla since we pioneered asm.js as a way to reliably get near-native performance across browsers without requiring plugins or other non-standard technologies.


Content Services

Sean Bohan (NYC)

  • Content Services is hiring!
    • We are looking for a Project Manager, Content Partnership pros and Partner Success folks.
    • Find out more from Darren’s post here.
  • How Advertising Works 2
    • Content Services will hold another Brown Bag in mid-March
    • Topic: Programmatic Advertising
    • Date/Time to be announced
    • Check out the last How Advertising Works here
  • Internet Identity Workshop 20
    • UnConference focused on the Identity, Personal Clouds, Vendor Relationship Management spaces
    • Happening April 7-9 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View
    • Content Services is one of the sponsors
    • Find out more here.


Andrew Sliwinski (Toronto)

  • Webmaker Install Service
  • Webmaker App
  • Help us QA!
  • Brazil Field Research

Web Compatibility

Mike Taylor (vidyo)

We held a Web Compatibility Summit in Mountain View on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.
The videos are available online on AirMozilla.

We had attendance from Google (Paul Irish), Opera (remotely Bruce Lawson), Microsoft (Coleen Williams, Jacob Rossi), QuickLeft (Alex McPherson), (Alexa Roman), W3C (Daniel Davis), Mozilla (a couple of employees). We discussed issues related to Web Compat and how to make progress on them. A summary will be published soon. It was also broadcasted live on Air Mozilla.

Thanks to everyone in Mountain View who made it possible technically and logistically, much appreciated.


The limit is 3 minutes per topic. It’s like a lightning talk, but don’t feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation. If you plan on showing a video, you need to contact the Air Mozilla team before the day of the meeting or you will be deferred to the next week.

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
Marshall Erwin, Alina Hua, Geoff Piper, Mika Devi, Stacy Martin Trust & Compliance Mozilla’s new framework for data decisions SF no
Stacy Martin & Greg Jost Policy / Engagement Privacy Day 2015 results SF No
Andrea Wood Digital Advocacy+Fundraising Net Neutrality Campaign Update Remote (Oakland, CA) No Click here for PDF of Andrea’s slides
Sean Bohan Content Services Amplifying Mozilla – Tiles First 90 Days Remote (NYC) Yes Click here for PDF of deck N/A
Richard Milewski Air Mozilla New Video Player Features Mt. View (from Potch’s Machine)
Shyam Mani IT Shiny new Status Website! SF (from Potch’s Machine) #moc on IRC or Bugzilla, Infra & Ops: Tools


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?


Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Shako Ho Al Tsai (Recording) Taipei, Taiwan Software QA


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

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


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/British Columbia/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Ontario/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600

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