Major changes to MoFo
It is really interesting...
- Ben Goodger, the Engineering Lead of Firefox, is now employed by Google.
- Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation's President and employee of OSAF, will return to working on the Mozilla project full time.
- Stuart "pavlov" Parmenter, an Oracle employee, is now working on Mozilla Calendar.
I don't really get it. Why do some companies pay their employees to do things for MoFo? They won't have a say on the Mozilla projects because of the policy on Module Owners and Ownership. Maybe these companies are really foreseeing the future...
These are not the only cases:
IBM, Novell, Sun, Red Hat, Oracle and now Google have employees contributing to the Mozilla project -- some dedicated, some part time, and some as individual contributors. Having multiple companies offer jobs to key Mozilla figures has long been a part of our view of a successful project and we've traditionally worked closely with companies whose employees contribute to the Mozilla project..
Read more about the clarifications by Mitchell. And these are the news:
- Ben Goodger Going to Google
- Google snaps up top Firefox programmer
- Mitchell Baker Returning to Mozilla Full Time
- Firefox To Change Name Again
Before going to Google, Darin was employed by IBM to work on Mozilla, and before that, by Netscape/AOL.
What an interesting development ecosystem we have, where you can have three successive employers each interested in funding your work on Mozilla.