Mike Shaver is leaving Mozilla Corp. – the maker of the browser Firefox – after six years with the company, he said on his blog today. Shaver, one of the founders of the Mozilla project and VP of Technical Strategy for Mozilla Corp., is vague about where he’ll head next: “I haven’t yet decided what’s next, though I have some exciting opportunities to explore,” he writes.
It’s starting to get around, because my co-workers are bad at secrets, so I’ll summarize for “the record”.
I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on from the Mozilla Corporation, where I have enjoyed 6 years surrounded by incredible people doing incredible things on (and to) the web. I haven’t yet decided what’s next, though I have some exciting opportunities to explore. I am still truly, madly, deeply in love with Mozilla and the web it is building, and grateful for the opportunities that it’s created for me.
I have lots, lots, lots to say about my history with Mozilla and what I think the future holds, but that’s for later. This week is about enjoying the company of my Mozilla family, and celebrating the incredible honour it’s been to work here for the last 6 years. And maybe some sniffling.