work Archives

  1. At the Wikimedia Foundation (for, um, three months now)

    Since it was founded 12 years ago this week, Wikipedia has become an indispensable part of the world’s information infrastructure. It’s a kind of public utility: You turn on the faucet and water comes out; you do an Internet search and Wikipedia answers your question. People don’t think much about who creates it, but you…

  2. Nominated for OpenSource.com People’s Choice Award

    Based on my series of MPL posts for opensource.com, I’ve been nominated for a “people’s choice award” as a top contributor to opensource.com. It’s a nice little honor. That said, there are lots of folks on the list of nominees who have written and thought far more than I have this year- so you should…

  3. Making HTML Legal Documents (Like MPL) Look Good

    A few months ago I bought “Typography for Lawyers” (TFL), an excellent book that I would recommend to all lawyers. And since the biggest document I was working on at the time was, of course, published in HTML, I started spending a few minutes here and there on learning enough CSS to make the license…

  4. Brilliant.

    Saw this for the first time on my drive to work yesterday: Congrats to all my friends on a very solid release and on reinvigorating their important message of public service.

  5. Joining W3C PSIG as an Invited Expert

    Just a note to say that I’ve been invited to join the W3C‘s Patents and Standards Interest Group as an Invited Expert. I’m pretty pleased by this and am looking forward to contributing immediately. Invited Experts speak for themselves, not other organizations, so I will not be representing Mozilla or anyone else, but hopefully I’ll…

  6. Changing Jobs

    Today was my last day as an employee of the Mozilla Corporation. I’m leaving to work at the law firm of Greenberg, Traurig. This was not an easy decision for me to make, but I’m pretty sure that it is the right one, both for me and for Mozilla. Why? Mozilla has been terrific for…

  7. Updating the MPL

    Yesterday Mozilla announced that we will be updating the MPL, with the aim of making the license simpler, easier to use, and more robust. Mitchell’s post captures what we want to do in more depth; if you’re interested in the process, you should go read it and our full website at mpl.mozilla.org. I have the…

  8. what writing a contract feels like

    Alex Macgillivray, late of google and now of twitter, has a good post just now that might help hackers understand what transactional attorneys (aka corporate attorneys, aka ‘the people who write contracts rather than sue over contracts’, aka ‘me right now’) actually do on a day to day basis: To put it in computer terms,…

  9. quick life update

    If it matters to you, you might want to know that I have no network at home from sometime yesterday until Friday night, and I also have lousy cell connection1, so I’ll basically be off the network when not at work for the next few days. Otherwise, it has been a good week: first real…