post-Eich, Mozilla still has no CEO. Now what?

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story imageMozilla's proposed CEO, Eich, departed due to his support of an anti-gay marriage proposition in California. But since then, nothing has changed, and Mozilla is desperately in need of some leadership at a time when its $300M/year deal with Google is coming to an end (Dec 2014, to be precise). Writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols:
Today, months later, under the temporary leadership of acting CEO Chris Beard, Mozilla doesn't appear to be any closer to finding a new CEO.

In a June 3 blog posting, Surman wrote that one of the things on the top of his mind is "Finding the right balance between clear goals, working across teams and distributed leadership. If I’m honest, we’ve struggled with these things at [Mozilla] for the last 18 months or so. Our recent all hands in San Francisco felt like a breakthrough: focused, problem-solving, fast moving." How this will translate into true leadership remains an unanswered question.
What next for embattled Mozilla? And how to prevent the once mighty browser-giant from becoming the next Netscape?

Overstating the Google Reliance? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-17 23:35 (#258)

Would've been great if the author had spent some more time on the Google money issue. Google has been very happy to be the default browser on Firefox. If Google no longer wants this, then what kind of money could Firefox get from MS/Bing? Is there some other alternative? It's been a while since I've seen an analysis of this issue but I've never seen it presented as an all or nothing scenario like in this article.
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