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posted by chromas on Thursday August 13 2020, @05:55AM   Printer-friendly
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Mozilla lays off 250 employees while it refocuses on commercial products

The Mozilla Corporation announced today it was laying off approximately 250 staff members in a move to shore up the organization's financial future.

The layoffs were publicly announced in a blog post today. Employees were notified hours before, earlier this morning, via an email [PDF] sent by Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Corporation CEO and Mozilla Foundation Chairwoman.

Baker's message cited the organization's need to adapt its finances to a post-COVID-19 world and re-focus the organization on new commercial services.

[...] In 2018, the Mozilla Corporation said it had around 1,000 full-time employees worldwide. Mozilla previously laid off 70 employees in January. Several sources have told ZDNet that the recent layoffs accounted for nearly a quarter of the organization's workforce.

Main casualties of today's layoffs were the developers working on the company's experimental Servo browser engine and Mozilla's threat management security team. The latter is the security team that investigates security reports and performs incident response. The security team that fixes bugs in Mozilla products is still in place, according to sources and a Mozilla spokesperson.

Changing World, Changing Mozilla


Also at TechCrunch and The Verge.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 14 2020, @03:31PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 14 2020, @03:31PM (#1036566)

    (Self loathing racist and sexist whining by a rich white male, who completed a hard program with average results, yet was lucky to get a 6 figure job in the tech bubble)

    How 'bout we put cardboard cutouts of non-white males in the classroom, so that non-white male students don't get "scared away"? Would that help assuage your obsession about the sex and race of the other students?

    I did study in China, and the race and origin of the other students and the people on the street didn't matter a shit to me. I was there to study a program I had chosen, and that was that. But I am from an older generation that still believed we were all equal regardless of sex and race.

    In the US, there weren't many white women in my CS classes. But there were many more among the Chinese and Indians. Society wasn't pushing CS. Nobody was forced to enroll. Apparently foreign cultures were more accepting of their daughters doing CS. And once we got through, we got jobs in industry for around $40k and went to work.

    When did we in America turn into a country where it seems self-loathing pussies are dominating the narrative? We are expected to be competitive like that?