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Weekly Status Report, W20/2010

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 20/2010 (May 17 - 23, 2010):

As I found my role and the role of SeaMonkey questioned in the light of where the web and Mozilla are going, with large, often monolithic structures and companies casting their shadows and the suite, myself or possibly even the open web itself having a stain of being old-school, backwards, and conservative, I felt I needed to do something about it.
First, I decided to not keep so many things to myself but to blog more. And second, and even more, I once again became inspired by that agenda behind Mozilla, and decided to write up an open call to make a difference, pointing out why I think that Mozilla has unique potential and why we should beat the drum for our idea of the Internet.

I hope many people join and make a difference where they live, so in the end the open web and people's freedom win.

This Internet shall have a new birth of freedom - and that network of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on May 24th, 2010 22:17 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 3 comments | TrackBack




great job
"As I found my role and the role of SeaMonkey questioned"
Avoid passive voice, who's doing what?

Have no doubt that users appreciate what you do.
2010-05-25 01:20



Passive voice is intentional, I'd rather not point the finger there as all it does is cause bad blood, probably on multiple sides.
2010-05-25 03:33


from the US

As people frequently remind me, Facebook and Twitter are the Internet :).

I certainly don't see you or SeaMonkey as useless. In fact, its UI is my favorite of any browser I've tried (yeah, I need to try out Chrome, but the download's huge!). I've tried using Firefox, but it gets on my nerves every time (I don't care how much customization I do, I just can't de-annoy its interface). The only problem I see with SeaMonkey is the use of toolkit and other Firefox technologies, which tend to not be the most stable things. I've made no secret that I think 1.x has a better technological base, and you've made no secret that those technologies are unmaintainable, but that doesn't mean that I won't criticize the aspects that I like (I'd like it to be constructive criticism).

BTW, I just wish the add-ons/extensions I use would work in the 2.1 Alpha.
2010-05-25 19:57

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