The month of June has some particular milestones in my IBM career. June 29, 1989 was my first day as a co-op. June 7, 1993 was my first day as a full-time employee. And just about every promotion I've ever received was in June.
And now it's time for another one.
Effective June 30, I will be taking a leave of absence from IBM to work on Firefox.
I know what you're thinking. Isn't that what I do at IBM? Actually, there is very little Firefox work left in IBM, and most of that is me. What I have determined about myself is that I really enjoying working in the Mozilla community and I want to figure out if there is enough interesting work out there in the Firefox space to keep myself gainfully employed.
So my plan is (with IBM's approval) to offer consulting/contracting services around Firefox during my leave of absence.
So if you need help with enterprise deployment/customization of Firefox or developing custom Firefox extensions, you can drop me a line - consulting at kaply.com.
And for all you OS/2 users, don't freak out; the OS/2 builds will continue. I'll probably setup a tip jar for the extra bandwidth I'll need at home.