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03 November 2010, 11:41

Stormy Peters leaves the GNOME Foundation to join Mozilla

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Stormy Peters Stormy Peters has announced that she is stepping down as the GNOME Foundation's Executive Director to work for Mozilla, the non-profit organisation behind the popular open source Firefox web browser. In a post on her blog, Peters says that she will be heading up Mozilla's developer engagement programme and focusing on the open web.

The well-known free and open source software (FOSS) advocate helped to co-found the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board in 2000 and became the Foundation's executive director in mid-2008. Peters notes that, while she's sad to be leaving her paid position as Executive Director, she will "continue to help by supporting the marketing team or helping introduce companies". Her last day as a paid employee of the Foundation will be next weekend at the GNOME Boston Summit.


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