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The Ramblings of a Beautiful Mind

I have been aware of the Open Diversity Data project for awhile. It is the work of the wonderful members of Double Union and their community of awesome contributors. Recently, a Mozillian tweeted that Mozilla should release it’s Diversity Data. It is my understanding also that a discussion happened internally and for what

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If you are attending UbuConLA I would strongly encourage you to check out the talks on Firefox OS and Webmaker. In addition to the talks, there will also be a Firefox OS workshop where attendees can go more hands on. When the organizers of UbuConLA reached out to me several months ago, I knew we […]

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Just about two weeks ago, I got a Flame and have decided to use it as my primary phone and put away my Nexus 5. I’m running Firefox OS Nightly on it and so far have not run into any bugs so critical that I have needed to go back to Android. I have however […]

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This past week marked my second year helping out as a co-organizer of the Community Leadership Summit. This Community Leadership Summit was especially important because not only did we introduce a new Community Leadership Forum but we also introduced CLSx events and continued to introduce some new changes to our overall eve

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This past week marked my fourth year of attending O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). It was also my second year speaking at the convention. One new thing that happened this year was I co-led Mozilla’s presence during the convention from our booth to the social events and our social media campaign. Like each previo

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Last week in Portland, Oregon, we had our second release management team work week of the year focusing on our goals and work ahead in Q3 of 2014. I was really excited to meet the new manager of the team, our new intern and two other team members I had not yet met. It was […]

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This week Open Source Bridge will kick off in Portland and I’m extremely excited that Mozilla will once again be sponsoring this wonderful event. This will also mark my second year attending. To me, Open Source Bridge is the kind of conference that has a lot of great content while also having a small feel […]

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In July, I’m speaking at OSCON. But before that, I have some other events coming up including evangelizing Firefox OS at Open Source Bridge and co-organizing Community Leadership Summit. But back to OSCON; I’m really excited to speak at this event. This will be my second time speaking (I must not suck?) and this tim

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There has been a lot of criticism of Mozilla’s decision to move forward in implementing W3C EME, a web standard that the standards body has been working on for some time. While it is understandable that many are upset and believe that Mozilla is not honoring its values, the truth is there really is no […]

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This is the clean little box the tablet comes in And let’s open the lid and see what’s inside… Look at that nice large display The back of the tablet is a soft matte feel so not slippery and has a camera This device comes with a special boot animation since its not a publicly […]

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If you are currently using the Reddit Unity Scope on Ubuntu, you should consider disabling it. The reason for this is that a Reddit admin pointed out that Ubuntu user dash searches were ending up in Reddit’s server logs. This is happening because the Reddit Unity Scope uses a URL that does not have SSL […]

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This weekend, North America Mozilla Reps gathered in the not-so-sunny Portland, Oregon. We worked from the Portland Office during the weekend, where we collaborated on plans for North America for the next six month period. We also tackled a number of topics from websites and refined our priority cities which will help us be

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Ubuntu users and privacy advocates have won a big victory as Canonical’s Michael Hall announced yesterday that future versions of Unity will give users the option to opt-in to searches using online sources. Back in September 2012, I had reached out to both the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Free Software Fou

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Debconf14 is just around the corner and although we are making progress on securing sponsorships there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made in order to reach our goal. I’m writing this blog post to drum up some more sponsors. So if you are reading this and are a decision maker […]

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From Wednesday through Sunday, I was in Los Angeles for the Southern California Linux Expo (Scale12x) held at the Hilton LAX. This was my first Scale12x and this was the second year that Mozilla had official presence. To be honest, I’m not totally sure what I was expecting when going to Scale12x. I thought it […]

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The LoCo Council released an interim report on their census efforts of Ubuntu LoCo Teams and the results were consistent with findings when I did a census of unapproved LoCo Team’s in the United States in 2012. When I did that health check, I found that most LoCos were either unresponsive or had less than […]

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There has been a lot of sensational writing by a number of media outlets over the last 24 hours in reaction to a post by Darren Herman who is VP of Content Services. Lots of people have been asking me whether there will be ads in Firefox and pointing out these articles that have sprung […]

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Tomorrow is The Day We Fight Back and its good to know Mozilla is lending its name to support this day of action which focuses on restoring privacy and ending spying by intelligence agencies. You can signup and add the code or if you use WordPress install the plugin and help support TDWFB!

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Here is what the internals of the GeeksPhone Keon powering Firefox OS looks like: To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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Here are some photos of my unboxing of the GeeksPhone Keon running Firefox OS that I got today: One thing I immediately liked was the packaging for the Keon is pretty darn unique.

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I think that Firefox should stay as the default browser in Ubuntu for the following reasons: Mozilla has a vibrant open source community and many of our contributors are active in both Ubuntu and... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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So I recently created  the bug regarding the Canonical Design Team removing the community link and also blogged about it. I created a thread on forums and whenever I discuss a topic as important as... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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Update: Canonical has released stats showing the removal of “Community” has resulted in a 1/3 drop-off in page views to the community related portion of the site including the links that... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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Just a friendly reminder to those interested in the future of the Ubuntu Documentation Team and helping improve the process for on-boarding new users that we have a session called “Shaping a... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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Slashdot.org is featuring an interview I did with the Slashdot TV folks at LinuxFest Northwest 2013 where I had an opportunity to discuss Firefox OS and why it has a great chance at slapping down the... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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At LinuxFest Northwest last weekend I had an opportunity to sit down with a number of folks and do interviews and talk about everything from Firefox OS to Ubuntu Touch. I have grown really fond of... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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Welcome to the first daily recap of LinuxFest Northwest 2013 (LFNW). I’m up in Bellingham, Washington evangelizing Firefox OS, WebFWD and Mozilla Reps. Just in the first few hours we had close... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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As some of you may be aware Ubuntu Documentation is struggling right now when it comes to active contributors well maybe struggling is putting things lightly. In any case Ubuntu Documentation Team... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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Open Source Developer Brandon Holtsclaw announced today that he had finished work on a plug that allows blog owners to install Google+ Commenting on their WordPress blogs. Brandon is a developer in... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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This week I’m at OpenStack Summit 2013 in Portland, OR attending as an Active Technical Contributor and to talk to folks about deploying OpenStack with Juju or any of the 133 other services... To read the rest of this visit http://benjaminkerensa.com

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