Fixed Eastern time – sorry about that.
I wanted to give an update on where we are with the Enterprise Working Group. We’re planning our first call for Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00am Pacific, 1:00pm Eastern, 17:00 UTC. Here’s the meeting details:
- 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x91 Conf# 280 (US/INTL)
- 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 280 (US)
Please don’t feel like you need to be involved in an “enterprise” in order to participate. We’re expecting folks involved in enterprises, education institutions, and more.
Each of the calls will be organized around a central theme, with the primary goal being to simply communicate information and document that information, in the hopes that people inside and outside the group can learn from our experiences. For the first call, the theme is going to be “Experience” and I’m hoping to get people to talk about what their experiences have been so far, not just with deploying Firefox but with communication around Firefox within their organization, including convincing people that it’s important. The theme of the next call (in approximately two weeks) is going to be “Wishlist” and we’ll talk about what people see missing from Firefox for enterprise deployment. If you definitely want to speak about your experience on the call, you can email me in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a summary and I’ll make sure you can share your experience. That will help things move along on the calll
Our plan on the calls is to allow for completely anonymous participation with regards to the company/institution for which you work. We understand that there is the potential for sensitive information to be shared, so no one is required to share their affiliation on the phone call or in any documents produced by the Firefox Enterprise Working Group unless they choose to do so. We will probably come up with some generic way to categorize companies like based on employee count or something like that, primarily so that companies with similar deployment situations can work together.
The wiki is going to be hosted at http://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise. We’ll also be starting a blog specific to the group.
We look forward to your participation!
Incidentally, we already have someone that will participate in the Firefox Enterprise Working Group that is blogging. Check it out here.