What is radical participation?


Last year, we started talking about radical participation and Mozilla — the idea that we need to get more creative and aggressive with our approach to getting people involved if we want to win the current battles we’re fighting on the web.

Radical Participation Doodle

The response has generally been positive. People like the poetry. But a number of people have also asked, what specifically do you mean by ‘radical participation’? Fair question.

Personally, I don’t have a firm definition yet. But I do have thoughts. I’ve jotted them down below with the hope of getting other people to do the same. If people share their thoughts, I’ll try to synthesize what I hear into some sort of working definition or discussion paper over the next few weeks.

Mark’s notes on radical participation at Mozilla:

As a starting point, why do we care about radical participation? Because we want to have an…

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Mozilla Makathon || 10-08-2014

Hola Mozillians,
We are Back again with blasting and learning WebMaker Party.
The event was scheduled at 10/8/2014 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
The Event was specifically for Webmaker Tools, but we also had many sessions and learning activities on #IRC, #OneAndDone, #MDN, #FirefoxOS, #Localization.
As a tradition we always start with our #Remixed Introduction(Name, From and Feeling) and followed by Spectrogram at Collab House.

The event started with Introduction by @Srikar with introduction to #IRC and the tools by which you can connect for example:
  • ChatZilla
  • Mibbit
  • Pidgin
And gave a small demo how to connect to the #moznet(Mozilla IRC Server) and how to connect to the channels and also spoke about different domains on which contributions can be done.
And finally he demonstrated the IRC using ChatZilla.
And then all the attendees started using Etherpad and IRC and showcased an online presence in #MozillaIndia, #MozillaQA & #MakerParty.
After we had a break for 10 minutes where the attendees interacted with each other.

Post break, The sessions was on Etherpad(Collaborative tool), and then we splitted the attendees into 6 groups with a mentor who can help them on their Hands-On and also to give a brief intro about tools.
The attendees chose their interest and sorted according to their specialization and worked on each activities in groups.
Srikar then showed a easy place from where the bugs can be sorted out easily according to the attendees interest, that was BugsAhoy – MozillaWiki. Then Srikar started with Mozilla’s QA initiative called OneAndDone, this included working on manual testing, automation, bug verification, mobile testing and more.
Srikar started showing about how to take a task and assign and work on those tasks with some steps to follow and complete the task.

The attendees did very interestingly and completed almost 64+ tasks(by all) and still some of attendees are still performing tasks and completing them.
And apart from this some attendees were involved in doing Teaching Kits and Maker Makes using WebMaker Tools.
At Last I would say today’s event was full pack Entertainment, Excitement and Energetic.

Special Thanks to Collab House for the Event Space and Srikar, Vineel for supporting a lot and make this event successful. 🙂

As we always get something special from each of the events we organise, this event’s key points are listed below:
1) 5 Webmaker Makes.
2) 5 AppMaker Applications
3) 2 Teaching Kits
4) 29+ OneAndDone Tasks
Finally the event #ended with awesome mentoring by @Srikar, @Sai Kiran, @Harsha,@Santosh, @Sumanth, @Sudarshan.


I should really appreciate the Mentors for their support and enthusiasm.
Special Thanks to Sai Kiran for #exceptionally

Mozilla Automation training days – 21st May | 28th May | 4th June | 11th June


We are happy to announce our next Automation Training Day next Wednesday on May 21st in the #automation channel.

What is this about? Well, we are a bunch of enthusiastic people working in automation, all kinds of tools and various projects and we’d like to introduce you to this part of Mozilla.

It’s an opportunity to learn new things and experience automation on different projects.

Most of the tasks will be added to the One and Done tool and you can also check our etherpad for latest updates:


We plan to have 4 consecutive training days, each Wednesday until June 11th
Timings are from 11:30AM – 3:30 AM IST
Hope to meet you next Wednesday!! Happy learning !!

Eucalyptus euca2ools.3.0.1 configuration problem solved

Hi all, I would like to share a problem which I came across configuring euca2ools.3.0.1 on server.

Problem: I was not able to connect to my eucalyptus cloud from server running RHEL 5.7 even after installation euca2ools.3.0.1 from source

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/euca2ools_3_0_2/bin/euca-register”, line 5, in <module>
pkg_resources.run_script(‘euca2ools==3.0.1’, ‘euca-register’)
File “build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/pkg_resources.py”, line 528, in run_script
File “build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/pkg_resources.py”, line 1394, in run_script
File “/euca2ools_3_0_2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/euca2ools-3.0.1-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/scripts/euca-register”, line 3, in <module>
import euca2ools.commands.euca.registerimage
File “/euca2ools_3_0_2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/euca2ools-3.0.1-py2.7.egg/euca2ools/commands/euca/__init__.py”, line 31, in <module>
from requestbuilder import Arg, MutuallyExclusiveArgList, AUTH, SERVICE
ImportError: cannot import name AUTH

Analyzing: I have installed following packages from tar ball/source code in a custom location using –prefix option from source

  1. python 2.7.5
  2. lxml (http://lxml.de/)
  3. requestbuilder (https://github.com/boto/requestbuilder)
  4. requests (http://www.python-requests.org/)
  5. setuptools (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools)
  6. six (http://pythonhosted.org/six/)

I have installed all the latest versions. If we can see the error its sure that we have some dependency missing. I googled it but could not find any where.

Solution: I contacted IRC and mailing list and found that “requests” version which I installed was 0.2.0 and it should be uninstalled and oldest version 0.1.0 was installed using pip command which is very useful in uninstalling and installing of python packages.

I need to reconfigure the installation again from source and build the ecua2ools from source. I was able to then run the euca2ools perfectly.

Thanks for irc #eucalyptus and users mailing list of eucalyptus !!

Wear Ring and see magic


Found an article interesting, which is wearable gesture control called as Ring

Source : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1761670738/ring-shortcut-everything

Wipro Highflyer Award

Hi all,WIPRO_NSN_High_flyer_Award

Today I am very happy that I was awarded with “High Flyer Award” for “Making a Difference” in the “Nokia Siemens Networks” Account as a part of Excellence Awards in Global Media & Telecom Q3 2013-14.

Thanks a lot for everyone who supported in all aspects 🙂

GNOME Internship for women


I found a link today regarding internships for women in #GNOME.Gnome-Linux

If someone is interested grab this opportunity.

More details are available at https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen#Application_Process