Mitchell Baker

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Mitchell baker (2005)

Winifred Mitchell Baker , better known as Mitchell Baker (* 1959 in Berkeley , California ), is the chairman of the board of the non-profit organization Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary Mozilla Corporation . The software company based in Mountain View , California, develops and sells, for example, the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program .

life and work

Baker received her BA in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979 . In 1987 she received her doctorate in law from the Boalt Hall School of Law there . In the same year she began her practice in the California Bar Association. From 1990 to 1993 she worked for Fenwick & West LLP's copyright law firm , where she worked as an attorney for high-tech companies. From November 1993 through October 1994 she worked in the legal department of Sun Microsystems . In November 1994, she became a senior member of the Legal Department for Netscape Communications Corporation . From 1999 to 2001, Baker was the head of Mozilla, Netscape's then open source project .

After AOL had stopped developing the Netscape browser in 2003, it continued to promote this project by helping to develop the free, non-profit organization Mozilla Foundation. She was elected President of the Foundation in the same year. In 2005 she co-founded the Mozilla Corporation. In early 2008, she stepped down as CEO of Mozilla Corporation and handed over management to Chief Operation Officer John Lilly. She remains committed to web standards and security.

Baker has been volunteering at the Open Source Applications Foundation since November 2002 .

Private life

Mitchell Baker is married with one son.


Web links

Commons : Mitchell Baker  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. Change of power at Mozilla: Boss Mitchell Baker has resigned. In: PC world . January 8, 2008, accessed May 22, 2013 .
  3. Aenne Burda Award: Prize for the Firefox pioneer. In: Focus . January 24, 2010, accessed May 22, 2013 .