Mozilla on Monday announced interim CEO Chris Beard will man the position permanently as the foundation looks to put its management woes behind them once and for all.
This created an uproar both internally and outside of the foundation which led to a trio of board members stepping down, Mozilla employees to call for Eich's ousting and websites to ask its users to boycott Firefox. The controversial CEO did indeed step down a little over a week later.
Mozilla then promoted Chris Beard to interim CEO. At the time, executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker said there was no better person to lead them through the transitional period and added he had one of the clearest visions she has ever seen.
Beard joined Mozilla in 2004 just before Firefox 1.0 shipped. He's had a hand in nearly every part of the business including product, marketing, innovation, communications, community and user engagement.
Before accepting the interim CEO role, Beard spent nearly a year as an executive-in-residence at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. This gave him some key insight in categories like innovation and entrepreneurship, both of which will no doubt be valuable as Mozilla's permanent CEO.