Fosdem protocol for Mozilla Firefox (fosdem:about)

I just uploaded for approval an Add-on that defines FOSDEM protocol.

What is FOSDEM?

FOSDEM is a two-day event organized by volunteers to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software.

Protocol?

This Add-on:

  • defines FOSDEM protocol  (see bellow)
  • it’s showcase how to create your own protocol for Mozilla Firefox

Supported commands:

fosdem:about – learn more about the event
fosdem:venue – learn more about the venue and transportation
fosdem:schedule – see the latest schedule
fosdem:2003 to fosdem:2011 – see the archive
fosdem:2012 – see the info about the 2012 event

Notice

If you are fan of Fosdem and Firefox – please install it (click on the link) to have fun and to help me develop it more.

A special “Thank you” goes to Mike Kaply and Wladimir Palant

See you at Fosdem in 2 weeks.

Many browsers on Fedora (Safari and IE)

If you need a lot of browsers, like me, to test some web stuff, this info can be useful for you.

Safari on Fedora

  • 1. You need Wine (yum install wine*)
  • 2. Download Safari from here (choose – Safari 5.0 for Windows XP, Vista or 7)
  • 3. Click on exe file to install.
  • 4. Done

IE on Fedora

I know, yes, I know. What a hell I need IE on Linux. Some of my clients still using this ‘most used browser’…

yum -y install wine*
yum -y install cabextract

Get the package and install it. But before that, read the legal stuff from here.  Yes, IE is FREE, but you still NEED a valid license for Windows to use it. WTF?!?

wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
cd ies4linux-*
./ies4linux

Firefox 4 Business Conference

We are launching Firefox 4 Business conference in late September in Bulgaria. This will be one day event full of case-studies, presentations and Q&A sessions, brought to you by Mozilla Bulgaria crew.

If you are a SME based in Bulgaria you can register for free very soon.

I will give more information soon, stay tuned :)
#f4b

P.S If you have any ideas, please share them with me. Let’s make the event better !

Little Firefox Adventures: Happy Birthday

a Comic story

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5 days after publising this image on spreadFirefox website i received an e-mail:

I was checking on the Firefox anniversary group and saw the comic you added.  I know you meant no offense with it, but I'm afraid having a large bosom-ed, evil woman representing IE won't go over well with most women in our community.  It didn't sit so well with me :(

Would you mind taking her out or removing the comic all together?

Please let me know.  

Thanks so much!

Some Thoughts on Firefox’s Fifth Birthday

Firefox’s fifth anniversary arrived. Looking at my SFX account, it is almost as old as the browser, but I started using this way of thinking much earlier, at the times of Mosaic and Netscape, but that’s another topic.

The presents are the most important thing in a birthday party. But if we are talking about Firefox’s birthday the most important topic would be the web-freedom. Most of the people I know use Firefox. I also know people, who have been using the browser before it was called that way, but so few of them understand the meaning of “open web”, which is really a pity.

It is true, that spirit, beer and cake are very important for a birthday, but it is even more important for this fifth anniversary that we could find many new people, understanding the open web and contributing to its development.

Who creates the Bulgarian web?

Years ago the answer to this question inevitably would have been “The web companies”; the companies, which first launched websites, made them popular and attracted many users; the ones, which developed the Bulgarian web through many new portals, services, discounts, advertisements, and so on and so forth.
If you ask them now – “Who makes the Bulgarian web?” they would answer “We do”; if we ask the people on the streets, they would probably answer the same: “They do”.
But that’s not true. You, creating and sharing content every day, commenting, writing, blogging, uploading pictures and video, publishing articles in Wikipedia and anywhere else, YOU create the Bulgarian web, not the companies, remember that!
Things are changing at a breakneck speed and while years ago the web companies created the web, now they are just a small part of the whole cloud of everyone, included in the task and taking part in it, willing or not.
The web-evolution started a long time ago and YOU are a part of it. YOU CREATE THE BULGARIAN WEB.

I believe that’s the spirit for a Firefox birthday party; it must clarify and teach, not just to gather people, who know what Firefox is to drink beer and talk loudly.

That’s why we launched a campaign to make this happen. From October 14th until November 9th the Mozilla Bulgaria Team will present about 6 lectures in different places around the country, telling of the open web, our freedom, the personal space of each of us and the way we can protect it in the Internet. We will be discussing open standards, explaining what Firefox is and why we should celebrate on November 9th not only an anniversary, but something bigger: the realized notion that web – this is you.

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