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Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik is a Mozilla employee developing and coordinating work on web standards. Tantek is usually in the SF office MWF. More here:

As Mozilla's Web Standards Lead, Tantek helps advance the open web platform by working on specs, participating in working groups & the W3C Advisory Board, helping coordinate web standards work at Mozilla, and lastly, dogfooding the Open Web with his own website at tantek.com.

projects

Working on at Mozilla:

Prioritizing:

  • Web Standards for Firefox (e.g. CSS)
  • Improving W3C policies/process (via the AB) for more openness and choice of standards development
  • Standards and communities to support the Open Web (e.g. Social Web WG, IndieWeb Community)
  • Defending where the open web or standards are threatened
    • either directly, by:
      • proprietary (or oligopolic) efforts,
    • or indirectly, by:
      • badly designed standards, e.g.
        • standards biased toward large companies
        • standards biased against individual users, authors, designers, and developers.
      • Silos (e.g. popular "social media")


contribute

Here's three things you can do to get started:

  1. get on IRC with Colloquy - see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Irc#Colloquy for details
  2. create an account on https://wiki.mozilla.org/ and edit your user page
  3. create an account on http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

contributing faq

  • Q: Why can't I edit the Main_Page?
    • A: The Main_Page is only editable by a subset of users. Tantek doesn't have permission to edit it!
  • Q: My User page says: "There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, search the related logs." - How do I create/edit it?
    • A: First make sure you have confirmed your email address. Check your email for a confirmation message from MozillaWiki and then click the link in it. You should see a message like "your email address is now confirmed."
    • A2: Or you can't because you're a new user (this is to reduce the creation of spam pages). Get someone you know at Mozilla to create your page for you as a stub, e.g. with {{stub}}.
    • A3: Or the MozillaWiki has cached your User page (perhaps from before you confirmed you email). Try loading your user page with a "?" after the URL and see if you get an "Edit" link in the header.

reference

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