I can’t believe it was 10 years ago when I was sitting at my desk in La Jolla reading about Netscape and the launch of the Mozilla project. As a college student at UCSD, I spent that first year of the project reading up on what was going on and doing my part by testing builds. A short year after that, in the Summer of 1999, I found myself in Mountain View, CA working at Netscape as an intern… and first met people like Chofmann, Asa and Mitchell (and a few others)… all of whom I still see every day. It’s funny that I now work as a community lead and campus reps coordinator, both roles that allow me to connect with people in similar positions to what I was in back in 1998… and help them learn more about Mozilla and become active contributors to the project.
Time has flew by since 1998 and it’s amazing what the Mozilla project has accomplished and how our community has evolved. Through the proprietary challenges at Netscape and layoffs at AOL to the creation of the Mozilla Foundation, launch of Firefox 1.0 and the current push towards Firefox 3 at the Mozilla Corporation… I am proud to have been a part of that wild ride. Regardless of what organization or entity the Mozilla project has been a part of, it has always been the people that have made it great… and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone and anyone that played a part in our success.
Congratulations Mozilla! Together we continue to make history.