New CEO for Mozilla

Mozilla logoMozilla's co-founder and current Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich will be appointed to the role of CEO of Mozilla, effective immediately.

Mozilla's board will name Li Gong as the organization's Chief Operating Officer and a number of functions will move under his organization including Cloud Services, IT, Marketplace, Mobile & Research, and Platform Engineering.

Brendan Eich

Mitchell Baker will remain Mozilla Executive Chairwoman.

Brendan Eich, Mozilla co-founder, has been involved in every aspect of Mozilla?s development starting from the original idea in 1998. He is the creator of JavaScript, a key technology of the Web.

Eich was instrumental in the success of Firefox, both on the technical and marketing side.

In addition to Firefox and Firefox OS, Mozilla also manages the Thunderbird mail client, the BugZilla bug tracking system and the Gecko rendering engine, which is used in Firefox and other browsers. Mozilla is also partnering with Unity Technologies and with Epic Games to provide developers with tools for delivering games on the web without plugins.

Source: CDRinfo

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