Is it (Mozilla) Jetpack still confusing?

If you want to create an unique technology maybe you should to create an unique name or create an unique strategy to connect the term with your technology and leave others alone :)

Currently there are a lot of JetPack terms related to technology:

0. JetPack me – Great, great WordPress plugin
1. Microsoft JetPack
2. A game
3. An AD system
4. Mozilla JetPack

Do you think It’s a bit still confusing for a developer who is looking for some help to find it?

Converting your IDE into a powerful JetPack machine

I just started a project at GitHub to add a command bundle for my Aptana IDE (it’s Eclipse based) for Mozilla JetPack.

Right now it’s just a skeleton and contains only ‘cfx – run’ command, but the main idea is to create bunch of snipplets and to add more command in near future for rapid JetPack development.

Here are some screenshots:

Here is how the menu looks like:

Let’s see it in action:

You can use the shortcut also (CTRL +R)

Join
If you want to download it or if you want to join this interesting project, please visit GitHub or drop me a line here.

Video
To see it with good quality, click Right button – and select ‘View Video’ or select “Full screen”

This video shows what happens after ‘CTRL + R’ combination (see above). The automation is real :)

10 reasons to fell in love with Mozilla JetPack

What is Jetpack?

Jetpack is a project to make it easy to build Firefox 4 add-ons using common web technologies like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. The main goal is to enable anyone who can build a web site to participate in making the Web a better place to work, communicate, and play.

Sooo. let’s count to 9 from 0 of course. We’re hackers!

0 – Use your web knowledge

Hacker

You can use your JQuery/HTML/CSS skills to write a add-on for Firefox. Yes, you can write an Add-on with easy and pack it with easy via JetPack SDK.

1 – It’s easy to start

You don’t need to be a XUL mastodon to write some cool extensions.
P.S I like XUL Also.

2 – Easy to learn

Kose

It’s so easy. I bet I can teach my son to write an addon when he turns 6.

3 – Sharing is caring

Share

You can share your code with others via some kind of standard libraries. Write the code and let’s other re-use it within their applications.

Continue…

OpenCamp Sofia 2011

In June a 2 day event will take place in will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the title ‘OpenCamp Sofia‘, addressing open government, PSI re-use, Open Web, Free Software and Open Source, Open Knowledge and other important topics.

On the first day a workshop/camp will be held. Both presentations (a growing list of presenters is on the site) and discussions are planned on topics such as Open Web, Open Government, Open Knowledge, and Open source software. In that context PSI re-use is sure to be part of the discussion as well.

On the second day a Mozilla-related event will be held. At the same time in Sofia will be next Balkan’s Meeting of Mozilla Communities.

website: http://opencamp.talkweb.eu

hashtag: #opensofia

OpenSite initiative is live

We are offering a free website/blog, based on a free platform, a training on how you can create content, related to your activity (text, images, video) and consultations for different issued concerning your online presence. The project aims at gathering in one place people and organizations working on human rights protection, digital rights protection, ecology and improving women’s visibility and gender equality, who can help each other.

This project provides open web tools such as WordPress, integration to the free micro-bloging application identi.ca, as well as a number of projects of Mozilla’s Drumbeat initiative (Universal Subtitles at the moment).

Read more about the project here, apply for an open website here or join us as a partner

ingredients

I am going to FOSDEM. What about you?

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community for the community. The goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers and communities a place to meet to:

  • + Get in touch with other developers and projects;
  • + Be informed about the latest developments in the Free Software and Open Source world;
  • + Attend interesting talks and presentations held in large conference rooms by Free Software and Open Source project leaders and committers on various topics;
  • + To promote the development and the benefits of Free Software and Open Source solutions.
  • + and to SHARE knowledge with each other

Sharing the knowledge and ideas is the most valuable think you can get during FOSDEM and it’s free. There is no excuse not to be there.

If you are worried about anything, just feel free to ask me and I will help you, especially if this will be your first visit. If you are living for Free software NOR Open Source – you must be there.


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FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

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Community Management Course and a CC Manual.

As usual I have an idea. I was thinking to organize a course about Community Management at P2PU and a Manual, licensed under Creative Commons license with best practices, ideas, theory and so on.

Let’s do it.
I decided to be a facilitator and co-author for this project and I am searching for co-authors && contributors.

If you have experience leading (or being part of a great community) and/or creating communities, please drop me a note here and let’s start thinking what is the better way to do that. You can send me an email as well: shopov.bogomil at gmail got com or via twitter @bogomep

Why?
I know there are many books on community management, but they are mostly theoretical or encompass only a little of what is going on in the field, because the things in the Internet change with every second. Let’s create something open (as in Open Web) and Together (as in Sharing is Caring).

Love,
Bogo

If I were a SUMO Community Manager …

If I were a SUMO Community Manager I would have 2 main directions to work on:

Internal – strengthen the existing community and external – to get more people to the community. I think SUMO community is one of the most dynamic ones in the World and there is a lot of passion inside.

Maybe is a cliche, but we are now in the age of participation, we must give the chance for all users to participate.

OUT

I think the external priorities should be something like:

  • Teaching users what is the difference between website and a browser.
  • Better communication with them – after asking a question, for example, they can be asked to help other people if their area of expertise is good enough.
  • Get more members for the communities using existing platforms. We can communicate with people using their own language to educate them HOW and WHY to join the community. There are A LOT of people helping the users on Twitter, Facebook and different non-community forums – we must reach them and integrate them into community.
  • Better integration between crash-stats and SUMO. People expect to see more information and help when is available about:crashes info.
  • Why not greet people on their own language when joining the SUMO website.
  • SUMO welcoming parties – once a month, new members will be invited to a “virtual” welcoming party.
  • Integration between social network tools and TikiWiki.

and IN

If we are talking about internal community, we can find a way to reach every member of the community with:

  • Put a member to be responsible for a task. For example : Please make a report for latest 100 non answered questions from SUMO forum.
  • Line up areas of expertise and expect people to give feedback on that. For example if I belong to the group responsible for answering questions about UI, I can give better feedback on that issue, than other who is responsible about malware, for example.
  • We have to improve our existing web tools and we need more feedback on that. I am ok with Spark, but it is not user friendly for non-technical community members.
  • I know we have a lot of members, but the active members are not so many. So, we have to activate them with more personal and local tasks. We need something more stimulating than ‘Carma’.

How do I know such things?

I am dealing with communities since 2004 when I started organizing a Web technology conference. I t was important back then as it is now to find proper approach to reach the different community layers. The Combination between on and offline methods helps strengthening its integrity.

Currently I am managing several communities, one of them is based on our digital rights and freedoms and includes working with social network and services like FB, Twitter, Linkedin and so on, different types of people and politicians and organizing different actions such as protests, flashmobs and various topics discussions, concerning our digital rights.

I am participating in the Mozilla project since 2004. I started developing some search plugins and toolbars for Firefox, then I started to evangelize along with my open source and open standards activities in Bulgaria. I have participated in a number of meetings for Open source adoption in our government.

I am a member of an international group of organizations which work directly with the EP to stop software patents (again), the data retention directive and other violations of our digital and human rights. I ran for European Parliament in 2009.

Now I am working on building and stabilizing the Mozilla community in Bulgaria. I can communicate in English, Bulgarian, Romanian and Russian

Why Mozilla sucks? Fosdem 2010

I just send my proposal to Brian for FOSDEM 2010’s Mozilla room and I need some help. Be ready … please turn your sense of humour ON.

The topic is … Why Mozilla sucks?

When I ask my friends and colleagues and even some ordinary people – why don’t you crazy people like Firefox/ Thunderbird/ Raindrop/(name your favourite Mozilla project), I receive a lot of different answers.

So, can you answer the question? Help me to improve my talk and maybe I will owe a beer :))))

Shoot now !

You can write here in English, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Russian , German and French languages. Please do !

A Mozilla Camp 2009 story

A part from Patrick’s blog post about Mozilla Camp Europe is about me:) Thanks Patrick for organizing the advocacy track and for being so polite and friendly.

Here is the story:

Bogo Shopov kicked us off on Saturday in fine style. To learn more about Bogo and his adventures in freedom fighting, you can read his page, Who the f**k is Bogo -few “About” pages start so promisingly. Bogo kicked us off by explaining that his mother told him not to talk to strangers, and consequently we all had to introduce ourselves. And then…a pantomime, “The non-linear behaviour of a business mind”. For about 15 minutes, Bogo silently performed his working day. I think this was to make us consider decision making cycles in businesses. But it might have just been a laugh. Mission accomplished on both counts, and a wonderful and imaginative way to kick off the track.

Me@Mozcamp2009. Author: Patrick Finch

Author: Goran

Author:Goran