Among OECD member countries, Korea might be the sole country the government of which hasn't filed an anti-trust suit against MS. Why do I begin the bug report with this? Because that shows how much Korean web sites need tech-evangelism (most of them are written only for MS IE on MS Windows and have never been tested with other browsers - not even with MS IE on MacOS). Most browser-sniffing code (if they bother to use one) is outdated (only detecting Navigator 4.x) and wrong. A number of standard-violating html/css constructs are used. In short, if we have to pick a single country(or language) for which tech-evangelism is needed, that's Korea(n). It's jarring to find an Apache server running on Linux spit out PHP code that only works wih MS IE (all the players are open-source, but the result is targeted at MS IE only) Recently(actually yesterday), South Korean government announced that it would use more open source software following the suit of PRC and EU, Brazil and other countries. Well, I don't know how much to expect of this, but anyway we need to make some efforts here.
There are lots of missing countries. Unless someone is planning on doing the work, though, there's not much point adding the component. Should I add it?
This proposal was not made out of 'me, too' or 'why not Korea' sentiment. South Korea is one of the most wired nations (perhaps neck to neck with 'city-states' like Singapore. SIt's not much an exaggeration to say that virtually every household in the nation has an xDSL/Cable modem link with VDSL rapidly spreading). It's also where interoperability, accessibility and standard compliance are given the least possible consideration by most people involved in web site designing, web application/service development, etc. Therefore, needwise, there can't be any doubt that South Korea needs a lot of tech evangelism. Logistics-wise, that might be a different story, but if no one else, I can take charge of it (I've been doing it anyway not just for mozilla but for accessibility/interoperability with any device/browser). To have a feel as to how much load it'll be, I've just run a query on Tech-evangelism : German and there were only 10 bugs that have been changed last couple of weeks. Spanish, French and Japanese components have 9, 13 and 18. French team appears to be most effective in persuading 'offending site admins.' to fix their bugs (according to my very un-scientific survey). Korean site admins. would be among the toughest to deal with for the reason I wrote above. Nonetheless, if a component is made here, it'll attract more people and help Korean sites become more standard-compliant and more friendly to more people regardless of their disability/access methods, let alone helping Mozilla penetrate Korean 'market'.
Okie dokie. justdave/myk: I'm told you're trying to "recycle" dummy accounts; if this is so, could you recycle one into "firstname.lastname@example.org"? Otherwise I can create one myself, that's no problem. Thanks.
I'm not aware of any recycling attempt. Dave?
Yeah, I've got passwords for a number of @bugzilla.org accounts that people have created apparently not realizing that they actually had to receive the mail with the password to be able to use it. :) I suggested offhand to timeless at one point that we should start renaming those instead of creating new accounts. (I'm told there's likely quite a few in @mozilla.org that fit that profile, too) There are currently 4 legitimate @bugzilla.org accounts (bzbot, jake, nobody, reviewers). Anything else is fair game. email@example.com just got recycled for you. :)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Component: Bugzilla: Keywords & Components → Administration
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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