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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Wednesday August 03, 2005
04:27 PM

OSCON Day 3: Getting Started With a Mozilla Project

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After a nice lunchbox, I'm in Getting Started With a Mozilla Project by Asa Dotzler. Asa is a good informal speaker and he's talking about the community side of Mozilla and how easy it is to get involved. Well, really it's about the communities, from marketing to documentation to application coding. The marketing side uses Drupal which I've been hearing more of recently. He explained the story behind the New York Times Ad and how the testing community works, along with the fact that useful bug reports are quite hard to file. From the Perl side, I know that triaging bug reports is very important and Mozilla also needs more helpers in this area. There's a big push for developer documentation right. It's interesting that they have a seperate user support forums on mozillazine, I hadn't seen that yet. Does that make me a power user? ;-) From the backend point of view, the toolsmiths (and Bugzilla) is interesting, as does Bouncer, which they use to manage all their mirrors. mozdev was not fogotten (developers, developers, developers!) but it is somewhat seperate to the other sites. Overall a good view of the seperate parts of Mozilla, with tidbits about where we could jump in and help. Best quote: "A number of tools fall under the category of developers: ranging from least scary to most scary"
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