I mentioned a couple weeks ago about Mozilla’s intent to set a world record for the most software downloads in a day with the upcoming launch of the Firefox 3 web browser. Well, the date has finally been set. Firefox Download Day 2008 (and the associated final release of Firefox 3) will be on June 17—next Tuesday.

Mark your calendars. This will be a great, free way for you to support an excellent open source software project and, while you’re at it, download a great web browser. I’ve been using the betas and release candidates of Firefox 3 for months now; this thing is rock solid.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.