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Mozilla Names Andreas Gal New CTO

andreas galFrom the 'Goodbye Brendan Eich' files:

For as long as I can remember, Brendan Eich was the CTO of Mozilla, then he got appointed CEO and well - things happened and now he's left the building.

In the meantime, there wasn't (AFAIK) a CTO at Mozilla, but that changes today.

Andreas Gal starts as Mozilla's new CTO today.

The last time I spoke with Gal it was in January as part of Mozilla's CES Firefox OS push. Gal is one of the founders of the Boot to Gecko project, which today is known as Firefox OS.

"My new responsibilities at Mozilla include identifying and enabling new technology ideas from across the project, leading technical decision making, and speaking for Mozilla’s vision of the Web," Gal wrote in a blog post.

Gal has big shoes to fill, and I wish him the best of luck and success in his new role at Mozilla.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist