Mozilla: John Lilly Promoted to CEO. IPO Now a Go?

Mozilla Corp.’s COO John Lilly has been promoted to CEO. He is taking over from Mitchell Baker, who will remain chairman.

Mozilla Corp. is the for-profit subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, which manages the open-source Internet browser Firefox and email client Thunderbird. Last week, we predicted that Mozilla Corp. would eventually go public, and we estimated that the company would be worth between $1.5 billion and $4 billion as a publicly traded entity.

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