Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEO

By | May 12, 2010 | 2 Comments


Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEOIt’s been barely two years since John Lilly became a CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and as it appears, he won’t be staying in this position any longer.

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corp has published the following announcement:

“Sometime this year John will step down from his role as CEO at Mozilla to join the venture firm Greylock Partners, returning to his original plan of investing. John will remain on the Board of the Mozilla Corporation. And he will also remain at Mozilla during the transition. The timing of this announcement — just as we begin a formal search for a new CEO — is to make this process more open than is generally the case and is a reflection of the uniqueness of Mozilla as a public benefit organization dedicated to openness and participation in Internet life.”

John Lilly has wrote a post about his decision as well.

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  • RamaSubbu SK

    Now IE & Chrome decided to take browser a serious job, going forward it will be very tough time for Firefox to keep up the standard compliance, performance & security with other browsers.
    The test results shows all the browsers are ahead than Firefox in javascript performance. Reference : http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/benchmarks/SunSpider/Default.html
    But every Internet users and developers owes a lot to Firefox which changed the browsers industry a lot. There is always a huge pressure to execute a public benefit organization, mainly for fund.
    Best of luck for Mozilla to find a better and long standing CEO.

  • http://www.gerv.net/ Gerv

    He’s been CEO for two years, but he’s been with the company for five (if you read his post). The tone of this article seems to be that he hasn’t been there long; I don’t think the facts bear that out.

    Gerv