New Mozilla CEO knows mobile, user interface

Summary:Mozilla named Gary Kovacs as its new CEO and his appointment highlights how important mobile and user interfaces will be to the future of Firefox.

Mozilla named Gary Kovacs as its new CEO and the appointment highlights how important mobile and user interfaces will be to the future of Firefox.

In a blog post, outgoing CEO John Lilly officially handed off to Kovacs. Mozilla also made an official announcement as did Mitchell Baker.

The naming of Kovacs as Mozilla CEO is notable, but his track record may be more interesting since it tips the direction of the open source organization. Mozilla went with a leader well versed in software development.

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Topics: Software, CXO, IT Employment, Open Source

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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