Mozilla CEO John Lilly to step down

by Antony

According to Macworld UK, Mozilla CEO John Lilly will leave the company as soon as it can find a replacement. Lilly will become a venture partner at Greylock Partners but will remain on Mozilla's board of directors, he wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

Lilly joined Mozilla in 2005 and stepped up from chief operating officer to CEO in January 2008, taking over from Mitchell Baker, who became chairman.

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Soon after taking over Mozilla, Lilly made headlines by bashing Apple for distributing Safari as a download with Apple Software Update while Mozilla's own Firefox unethically (semi) forcing user to update to the latest version by hidden the setting under the 'default' knowing that many users may not be bothered to check so or not confident to make any changes.

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Posted by Antony Shen on May 12, 2010 5:50 AM

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