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Mozilla CEO Steps Down to Join VC Firm

The search for a new chief executive is on at Mozilla.

John Lilly, a five-year veteran of the open source outfit who has held the top spot for two years, has informed employees that he is stepping down and taking a partner position at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm.

Lilly leaves at an important moment for Mozilla, which is gearing up for the public beta launch of Firefox 4, the next iteration of its popular open source browser.

Datamation has the details on the departure of Mozilla's CEO.


Mozilla is now searching for a new CEO.

Outgoing chief executive John Lilly announced this week that he plans to step down from the top post at the firm, best known for its Firefox Web browser and a host of other open source projects.

Lilly said he will be joining venture capital firm Greylock Partners as a venture partner, after having served as CEO of Mozilla for the past two years and having been a Mozilla employee for the past five.

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Mozilla Loses Its CEO