Half of Mozilla’s board reportedly resign over new CEO choice

Three members of Mozilla’s six-person board have reportedly left the software company over its appointment of Brendan Eich as chief executive officer this week. According to The Wall Street Journal, former Mozilla CEOs Gary Kovacs and John Lilly, along with Ellen Siminoff, the CEO of education startup Shmoop, all resigned last week just before Eich’s promotion was made public. Still on the board is Mozilla co-founder Mitchell Baker, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Spiegel Online’s CEO Katharina Borchert, The Journal says.

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