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Who we are
- Daniel Boelzle, Developer, Project Lead (daniel DOT boelzle AT sun DOT com)
- Besides keeping track of the project, Daniel mainly focusses on
backend work (libical, RFC2445 conformity, remote protocols and the
like). He got involved into the project implementing the Sun Calendar
Server support. Daniel is a long term developer on OpenOffice.org and
thinks Sunbird/Lightning is the best completion to a full Open Source
Office suite. He is employed by Sun Microsystems
- Michael Buettner, Developer (michael DOT buettner AT sun DOT com)
- Mickey's main focus is on everything that could broadly be
categorized as the frontend, with occasional excursions scattered
throughout different parts of the project. Mickey is the founder
of the internationally awarded game development studio X-ample
Architecture Productions where he was primarily working as technical
architect and main programmer on several triple-A console game titles
such as "Mission: Impossible". He has a strong background in computer
graphics with a bias towards physically based realtime-rendering.
Mickey also belongs to the OpenOffice.org developer community and is
employed by Sun Microsystems
- Clint Talbert, Developer and QA (ctalbert DOT moz AT gmail DOT com)
Clint Talbert works on iTIP (RFC 2446) based scheduling, Timezones,
and helps with the Calendar-QA efforts. He started thinking about
the project when he downloaded Thunderbird 0.5 and said, "This is
cool, but it needs a calendar". Shortly thereafter, he was
coincidentally hired by Simdesk to do just that. Currently we works
for the Mozilla Corporation on Firefox QA. He tries to keep his
calendars organized, but can't stop himself from polluting them
with test artifacts containing unusual recurrences in odd timezones.
- Philipp Kewisch, Developer (mozilla AT kewis DOT ch)
Philipp initially found interest in the project during one of many QA
testdays. That not being enough he looked for a way to contribute code
to the project. Prefering to work with backend code, he started working
with the Google Calendar API seeking to integrate it with the calendar
project. In his remaining time, Philipp tries to find out how the theory
of relativity affects the consistancy of pudding and other fun things
you learn while studying physics. He is also employed at Sun Microsystems
as a part-time employee.
- Simon Paquet, Website/Localization coordinator (bugzilla AT babylonsounds DOT com)
Simon is responsible for most of areas in the project that aren't
directly code-related. He maintains the project website and acts as
the liaison to the localization (l10n) community. He is also a
regular contributor to the
blog, where he posts status updates or release announcements.
He has also contributed some patches, but since he really can't code,
his contributions to the codebase are small and mostly trivial. He
became involved with the project when Sunbird was announced back in 2003.
Before that he was a major contributor to the Firefox QA team. In his
real life Simon works as a management consultant in Germany.
- Michiel van Leeuwen, Developer (mvl PLUS moz AT exedo DOT nl)
Michiel contributes to various parts of the codebase. He tends to work
mostly on backend stuff and got involved in the project because he got
a Palm, and wanted to use it with his linux desktop. When he is not
hacking on the Calendar codebase, he also hacks on the Mozilla code
for cookies and permissions.
- Bruno Browning, Developer (browning AT uwalumni DOT com)
Bruno only recently began contributing to the project, focussing
primarily on CalDAV and related areas. Timezones make his head
hurt, so he makes every effort to leave those to Clint. His
interest stems from years of (sometimes spectacularly) unsuccessful
attempts to juggle incompatible calendaring systems. His day job
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison involves a wide variety of
things, mostly having to do with technology and/or foreign languages.
- Christian Jansen, User Experience Lead (christian DOT jansen AT sun DOT com)
Christian Jansen is an User Experience Engineer of the OpenOffice.org
team at Sun Microsystems. During the last eight years, he played a
major role in specifying the graphical user interface of OpenOffice.org.
Since one year he is the User Experience lead of the Mozilla Calendar
- Andreas Treumann, QA Engineer, (andreas DOT treumann AT sun DOT com)
Andreas is part of PIM team at SUN Microsystems, where he is heading the
QA efforts. Prior to working on the Calendar apps, he was doing quality
assurance work on StarOffice and OpenOffice.org.
- Martin Schroeder, QA Team Lead and Developer (mschroeder AT mozilla DOT x SLASH home DOT org)
Martin coordinates the Calendar QA effort, organizes test days, triages
bug reports, and hopes to introduce more automated testing in the future.
When he finds time, he also tries to fix some bugs. Martin got involved
because he wanted to contribute to a Mozilla project, and the Calendar
project was an easy entry where he could participate in test days and fix
small bugs. At the moment, he is finishing his Computer Science studies
at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany.
- Mark Carson, Graphic Artist ( Mark AT MarkCarson DOT com)
Mark designed the Sunbird logo and along with Chris Cook (and a lot of
community input) created the default theme for Sunbird. His follow-on
effort was a theme for Thunderbird called "Winstripe Unofficial" where
he collaborated with Scratch to make a Thunderbird skin to complement
the default Firefox theme. He is currently designated as the
responsible party for Sunbird graphics (logo, icons, etc.).
His "day job" has very little to do with graphics. Outside of making an
odd logo or some icons for business or personal projects, he works as
a software engineering consultant and develops web-based applications.
He has lived in Hawaii for over a quarter of a century and has been
paid to do what he loves (coding, of course) for over 15 years.
- Mike Potter, Former project leader (mikeypotter AT yahoo.com)
As the first Project Manager for the Mozilla Calendar project, Mike
initiated the opening of source code from OEone, created the initial
web pages and source code locations, helped organize developers to
help fix bugs and managed releases of the software. Mike is currently
employed by Adobe Systems Inc. as
- Mostafa Hosseini, Former project leader (mostafah AT axentra DOT com)
Mostafa took over as project lead after Mike Potter left the project.
He introduced Sunbird, the standalone calendar application shortly
after Firefox and Thunderbird had taken off. Mostafa currently works at
Axentra (formerly OEone) which is
the company which
the Calendar code base to Mozilla.
- Dan Mosedale, Former Lead Developer (dmose AT mozilla DOT org)
Dan took over as lead developer, when Mostafa resigned. Having been
part of mozilla.org since its inception, Dan has been involved in many
different areas, including coding, toolsmithing, processes, and
community-building. These days he is employed by the
Mozilla Corporation, where he is
actively hacking on Mozilla Firefox.