Mozilla CEO Lilly to step down

Mozilla CEO John Lilly will leave the nonprofit company as soon as it can find a replacement, ending his more than two years at the helm of the maker of Firefox.

Lilly will become a venture partner at Greylock Partners but will remain on Mozilla’s board of directors, he wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

After helping to start several tech companies, Lilly joined Mozilla in 2005 and stepped up from chief operating officer to CEO in January 2008, taking over from Mitchell Baker, who became chairman.

Mozilla’s Firefox browser is the most popular alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with a market share estimated at 25 percent or more.

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