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Video for today's meeting

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Professors Jason Schultz (Berkeley), Eric Goldman (Santa Clara), and Anthony Falzone (Stanford) for their comments on Mozilla's submission to the Internet Policy Task Force on Protecting Copyrighted Works on the Web.

Melissa Shapiro for being the force behind the creation of the State of Mozilla microsite, and Shannon Prior and Melissa for implementing it [1]

The Appetizer team for the kick-ass job of describing their project on https://apps.mozillalabs.com/ and the supporting wiki & demo sites. They have also been very proactive in reaching out for feedback on app store security questions and ideas, which makes us very happy indeed!

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 22 November

Tuesday, 23 November

Wednesday, 24 November Join us at 10 a.m. PDT/18:00 UTC for our bi-weekly marketing call hosted from Mountain View. Agenda items [2]. Call hosted on the marketing channel on Air Mozilla.

Thursday, 25 November U.S. Holiday: Thanksgiving

Friday, 26 November U.S. Holiday: Black Friday

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Engineering groups looking to lock down Beta 8 this week
    • includes incremental JS improvements, UI bugfixes
    • key blockers right now are plugin and application stability
  • Have agreed to simul-ship a version of Firefox 4 Beta for Desktop with Firefox 4 Beta 3 for Mobile Devices
    • both will feature new, easier way to authenticate to Firefox Sync
    • to be compatible, will need to ship alongside Firefox Home, as well
    • target is first week of December
  • if we complete Beta 8 this week, we'll ship it late next week (eta: Thursday) and then simul-ship a single-change Beta 9 alongside the mobile version's next beta
  • if we can't complete Beta 8 this week, we'll move its schedule out to match the mobile version's next beta

Firefox 3.6 and 3.5

  • Froze the code last week
  • Firefox 3.6.13 and 3.5.16 build #1 is available for QA (thanks RelEng!)

Mobile Firefox

  • Code freeze for beta 3 is tomorrow night. Please get patches reviewed and checked in.


  • Miramar (3.3) alpha 1 planned to release this week from trunk


  • Lightning talk on "Learning, Freedom and the Web" later in today's call
  • Good progress on storytelling & specs for post-Drumbeat Festival projects (online hub coming soon)
  • Working on UI for new "Batucada" version of Drumbeat.org
    • Will put on staging when complete (mid-December)


The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Drumbeat Festival Recap Mark Surman What happened in Barcelona? Why is it important? HTML slides - click to follow along Alternate slides #1 - Alternate #2 - Blog, press and photo highlights
Keeping the Web Open for UGC Julie Martin Mozilla's Comment to the Internet Policy Task Force

Status Updates By Team






Release Engineering


QA Org Highlights
  • WebQA
    • Check out the new QA dashboard QA-dashboard.
    • We pushed AMO 5.12.3 live.
  • Browser Technologies
  • Desktop Firefox
    • Fx 4 Beta 8: Code freeze next week, plan is to ship Beta 8 the following week after Thanksgiving break.
  • QA Services
    • Marco spent a very productive week in Toronto. Details here
    • The new litmus 2 project kicked into high gear with the addition of Carl Meyer as the GUI developer. Welcome Carl!
    • successfull personas testday last friday. Details here
    • On Friday, Nov 26th, we will have a Mozmill testday (blog post in preparation)
  • QA Test Automation
    • We have moved all of our Mozmill tests related components to the new "Mozilla QA" product on Bugzilla (blog post)

Automation & Tools





Creative Team

Community Marketing





Developer Tools




Introducing New Hires

Foundation Updates