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20 August 2008, 12:36

Mozilla Foundation announces new Executive Director

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The Mozilla Foundation has officially announced that Mark Surman will be taking the post of executive director at the non-profit foundation from September 22nd. The decision had been anticipated after Mitchell Baker, chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation announced the board had found the candidate they had been looking for.

Surman is currently Open Philanthropy Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation and will take over the position from Frank Hecker who has been executive director since 2006. The Mozilla Foundation sponsors the Mozilla Project, which is responsible for, the Firefox web browser, the Thunderbird email client, the Bugzilla bug tracking system and various other projects.

Commenting on the announcement in his blog, Surman said "I am totally psyched about this." adding "For someone obsessed with reinventing how foundations work, there could be no more exciting job than this."


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