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Needership vs. Leadership

Leaders need to have a vision, and here is mine:  I have a vision of a team that functions in an advisory capacity to the hundreds of developers and thousands of contributors Mozilla has.  I have a vision of a team that produces top quality security tools that enable amateur developers to treat security as a first class concern while providing the maximum flexibility as a framework for the most experienced developers, penetration testers and security teams.  I have a vision of the team providing leadership to the community through mentoring, open communication, and driving the development of open source ...

Speeding Up Security Reviews

This post is cross-posted from the Mozilla Security blog.

At Mozilla we have a strong commitment to security; unfortunately due to the volume of work underway at Mozilla we sometimes have a bit of a backlog in getting security reviews done.

Want to speed up your security review request? You can dramatically increase the turn around time for your security review request by providing the information below. In addition to this, we are working to expand our overall security review process documentation; you can follow those efforts here.

1. Architecture Diagram

An architecture diagram illustrates how the various components of ...

Saying No!

Working in security I spend a fair amount of time reviewing and looking at work other people do. Turns out when you do that for 10 years, eventually people start seeing you like this:

While some of the things I have seen make me feel that way, the reality is that I have tried to spend most of my career helping people to try to do things better, not to stop them doing new and cool things.

I have lost count of the number of times someone has said in a meeting “We can’t do that, security won’t ...

Voicing an Opinion

Mozilla is a fascinating place to work. I am surrounded by brilliant people who inspire me on a daily basis.

One of the great bits about brilliant people is that they usually have a some very well thought out opinions or beliefs, and most people tend to be very vocal about them. Because we are an open community at Mozilla, we also have many ways to share information, including Mozilla-hosted and personal blogs, social networking tools, etc, etc, etc, and we also host an aggregator for this content at planet.mozilla.org.

Yesterday a prominent member of the Mozilla community ...