From the press release:
MOZILLA.ORG ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION
TO LEAD OPEN-SOURCE BROWSER EFFORTS
America Online Pledges $2 Million to Help Launch Independent Non-Profit
Industry Leaders Reaffirm Support for Mozilla
See also Mozilla's new home page.
This is a great day for everyone who cares about Mozilla, open source browsers, and the future of open source. Congratulations to the Mozilla folks who have persevered. Now, Mozilla's fate is under its own control. AOL has given it a good send-off so there is enough in the way of resources to get going, but it's going to need to gather more financial support from corporations and others for its long-term future.
I think there will be opportunities to move the browser forward strategically which I am looking forward to participating in.
I'm delighted to have the chance to serve as the founding Board Chair of the Mozilla Foundation and work with Mitchell Baker, Brendan Eich, and all of the other folks whom I'm looking forward to getting to know better. My day job will continue at OSAF. My Mozilla role is as a board member, not operating executive.
Mitchell deserves enormous credit for seeing this through. Thanks also to Bart Decrem for all of his efforts in pulling together the announcement and media relations materials. Bart will be continuing to help Mozilla, and Mitchell will continue to spend her time at both organizations (OSAF and he Mozilla Foundation).Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at July 15, 2003 09:29 AM