Longtime Mozilla VP Mike Shaver Steps Down

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Mike Shaver, one of the founders of the Mozilla project and longtime VP at Mozilla Corporation — the maker of Firefox —  has announced that he’s leaving Mozilla Corp. Shaver has worked at the company for the past six years, holding positions including VP of Engineering, and, most recently, VP of Technical Strategy.

He’s well known in the open source and Mozilla communities, and his departure has led to quite a few responses on Twitter and elsewhere (he jokes that he might add his @reply stream to his resume).

From Shaver’s personal blog:

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.

Image by Franco Folini on Flickr