The Firefox developer Mozilla is looking for a new boss. Chris Beard, of the last five years at the helm, announced its withdrawal at the end of the year.

Should be found no successor to take over the former Boss Mitchell Baker the Job of acting. She is currently the parent Mozilla Foundation. He was looking forward to spend more time with his family, wrote Beard in a blog entry.

The Firefox web browser had lost in the past few years, ground to the competition Software Chrome Google. Chrome is the world’s most-used Browser, thanks in part to the many smart phones with the Google System Android. Recently Microsoft replaced even when the Browser Edge the technical Basis for its own development through Chromium, the Open Source variant of Chrome. Mozilla and Apple to develop their Browser themselves.

Under the Beard to the Mozilla Corporation, among other things, that the privacy of the users, among other things, prior to Tracking to protect the tools of the advertising industry. Mozilla wants to score, also with extended functionality and, for example, the in-house password vault under the new name Lockwise (previously: Lockbox) on a Desktop Computer. A total of more services of the provider under the brand name of Firefox to be bundled in order to increase your visibility. This could open the way to new revenue through subscription models. A Central source of Mozilla’s revenue from Google for the use of the search engine in the Browser so far.

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