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Monday, 21 April 2014

Mozilla Named Chris Beard as Its Interim CEO

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Mozilla announced Chris Beard as its new interim former chief marketing officer replacing Brendan Eich as he resigned last April. Bread has also taken the place of Eich on Mozilla corporation board.

Brendan Eich , The former CEO and creator of JavaScript , He was forced to leave the job after 11 days of his job as it was revealed that he donated to a campaign to ban same-sex marriage.

"We began exploring the idea of Chris joining the board of directors some months ago,"  says the executive chair-women Mitchell Baker on company's blog.

 "He’s been actively involved with Mozilla since before we shipped Firefox 1.0, he’s guided and directed many of our innovative projects, and his vision and sense of Mozilla is equal to anyone’s. I have relied on his judgement and advice for nearly a decade. This is an excellent time for Chris to bring his understanding of Mozilla to the Board." Mitchell Baker continued

While the Beard is only interim CEO , the board still searches for someone to take place of Eich on permanent basis. Brendan Eich was promoted to chief executive on 24 March. Mozilla had to face criticism as Eich donated $1,000 to a campaign to ban same-sex marriage. 

Ten days later , Eich resigned.

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