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Mozilla Foundation Report for 2009 Week 4

This is Zak Greant's weekly report on his activities for the Mozilla Foundation from January 19th to 25th, 2009.

Wading through heaps of Mozilla email and feeds last week paid off this week. Instead of worrying about what I hadn't read or wondering where I was duplicating other's work, I was able to focus on program development with most of my effort going into developing the Mozilla Social Movement Program Concept, working on the Mozilla Manifesto Stories experiment and catching up with my peers. At 54 hours, the week was a bit long but I was glad to be able to focus. However, I would have liked more visible output.

I caught up with Bradley Kuhn of autonomo.us, the Software Freedom Law Center and the Software Freedom Conservancy; Peter Wayner (author of Translucent Databases and other good books); Chris Blizzard of the Mozilla evangelism team; and Paul Kim of the Mozilla marketing team. The most interesting public parts of the discussions were finding out about Jane Finette and Mary Colvig's work on a Mozilla Community Action Day, hearing that Peter Wayner is putting out new editions of Free for All and Translucent Databases, and learning that jQuery is going under the Software Freedom Conservancy's wing.

In the cracks in the week, I fit in a bit of work on grants, attended and wrote about Net Tuesday and blogged about some Mozilla Foundation discussions on getting a job with open source (that we eventually hope to turn into a nice compact guide.)

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