Congratulations to John Lilly, our friend and member of our board, who is now CEO of Mozilla!
I strongly believe that Mozilla is playing and will continue to play a crucial role in the future of free speech and open-access. The browser is more central to our internet experience that anyone could have predicted and Mozilla is almost singlehandedly keeping the browser free and open. It’s incredible work and we are very grateful for what they’ve done for the internet and our shared global culture. John is the perfect person to take the reins as they continue to expand on their success.
Mitchell Baker, Mozilla’s CEO until today, has done a simply unbelievable job guiding Mozilla and Firefox to this point. It says a lot about the organization and mission that she has built that she will be staying on in a new role that will let her do more of the things she loves. Great people stay at Mozilla because there’s simply nothing as satisfying as doing work that you love on a project that matters at a place where people care about creating change.
Again, congratulations to John and Mitchell– we’re thrilled to see what you’ll both do in these new roles.