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Changing my (blog) name, plus Plus

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For those following this blog, note that I’ve changed the canonical site name from blog.hecker.org to frankhecker.com. Any links and feed URLs referencing th...

Leaving Mozilla

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Just a quick note to let all of you know that I’ll soon be leaving the Mozilla Foundation to take a new position as a sales engineer in the Federal sales gro...

Mozilla Education: Looking back and ahead

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I’m currently working on putting together a draft plan for Mozilla Education activities in 2010. I’m a bit blocked on coming up with a coherent plan, so I th...

Jetpack for Learning deadline extended

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Do you have a great idea for a Jetpack or Firefox extension to help support learning online? Would you like a chance to attend an intensive Jetpack design ca...

Growing open web hackers from childhood

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Atul Varma of Mozilla Labs has a great post up, “Kids and the Open Web” where he advocates having the Mozilla Drumbeat initiative explicitly include some mes...

New Mozilla accessibility projects

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In the few remaining minutes before Firefox 3.5 storms its way around the world, I wanted to highlight two Firefox-related accessibility projects that are ju...

Learn about Mozilla this summer in Madrid

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My apologies for not passing this on earlier: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, is organizing a three-month course on Mozilla technologies in coo...

Hybrid organizations as market disruptors

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Mark Surman just posted on the topic of hybrid organizations, which he defines as organizations characterized by a mix of social mission, disruptive market s...

Proposed Mozilla accessibility strategy

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I’ve written and published a new proposed high-level strategy for Mozilla-related accessibility efforts. Note that this is not a detailed roadmap for future ...

Upcoming Mozilla Education calls

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For those of you participating (or interested in participating) in our weekly Mozilla Education teleconference calls, here’s what to expect the next few week...

Mozilla Education internship

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Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who loves Mozilla and wants to help us teach the world about it? I’m happy to announce that we’re now accepting ...

education.mozilla.org is now live

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Well, sort of… One of our proposed Mozilla education activities for 2009 is creating a central web site for Mozilla educational resources and related content...

New Mozilla Education weekly call

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As is evident from Mark Surman’s recent Why Mozilla Education? post and all the stuff we’ve been adding to the Mozilla Education planning page, we’re getting...

Seven things

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I’m not that fond of the Internet equivalent of chain letters, but I’ll make an exception this time because two people (Mark and Marco) tagged me on this.

Machine-verified formal mathematical proofs

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A departure from my usual topics, in remembrance of my college math classes (and with a nod to Mozilla folks working on related areas like automated testing ...

Mozilla and certification authorities

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Johnathan Nightingale recently addressed a very common question, namely why Firefox doesn’t automatically accept self-signed SSL certificates as being valid....

Please welcome Mark Surman to Mozilla

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As announced by Mitchell Baker earlier and followed up by Mark Surman, Mark will be coming on board in a month or so as the Executive Director of the Mozilla...

Mozilla and the future of education, part 2

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[This is part 2 of a two-part post. Part 1 discusses the future of education and the possibility of customized online educational offerings as a disruptive i...

What is the Mozilla DNA?

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In my last post I referred to the Mozilla DNA, a term I picked up from Mitchell and used in the course of discussing what role(s) the Mozilla Foundation migh...

Creating Mozilla Foundation 2.0

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Recently Mitchell posted her thoughts on how the Mozilla Foundation might go about expanding the scope of its activities, in response to posts from various o...

Thoughts on open source and politics 2.0

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Today and tomorrow I’ll be at the Personal Democracy Forum 2008 conference, of which the Mozilla Foundation is a sponsor. PdF 2008 deals with what has been v...

Thanks for Firefox 3

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Anyone reading this blog is almost certainly aware that Firefox 3 is going to be released tomorrow, so I won’t spend any time telling you how great it is, an...

Welcome to the new blog

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As of today I’m officially migrating from my old personal blog at http://hecker.org/ and publicizing the new blog at [http://blog.hecker.org/](http://blog.he...

Directed giving to the Mozllla Foundation

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Yesterday I posted information on the Mozilla Foundation’s grants and related expenditures in 2007 to date, and concluded by briefly mentioning our intention...

Seneca College and open source education

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I spent October 25 and 26 in Toronto attending the FSOSS 2007 conference put on by Seneca College. I didn’t attend the conference primarily to hear the conf...

CSUN 2006 conference report

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Last week on behalf of the Mozilla Foundation I attended the California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities’ 21st Annual International Techno...

Asymmetric competition

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In previous posts I’ve discussed the theory of disruptive innovation (sometimes referred to as disruptive technology) created by Clayton Christensen and his ...

The Firefox value network

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In previous posts I discussed the basics of Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation theory and considered whether Firefox is a disruptive innovation. In ...

Firefox and innovation

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In a previous post I discussed Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation theory (as popularized in The Innovator’s Dilemma and other books) and how it appl...

JWZ considered disruptive

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I’ve previously thought of Jamie Zawinski not just as an excellent hacker but also as a marketing talent, creator of the original mozilla.org “brand”. (Imagi...