I’ve always been passionate about Firefox in the enterprise. When I started Kaply Consulting eight years ago, I had always hoped that my primary work would be around enterprise Firefox. Unfortunately, that never really happened; enterprise work is less than 5% of what I do. So I do a lot of other work to support the things that I’m most passionate about. As those obligations have become bigger and bigger, I’ve found less and less time to work on the CCK2 and other enterprise related projects which I believe are important to the future of Firefox.
At the same time, with the changes coming to the way extensions are done in Mozilla, I even wondered if I wanted to continue doing what I do. After watching a video of myself (skip to 6:30) speaking about Mozilla 11 years ago, I came to the conclusion that Mozilla is in my blood. Heck, I’ve been doing this stuff since before Mozilla even existed (can you say Netscape 2.0.2?)
Combined with the increasing costs of being self employed and the increasing needs of my family, I’ve decided the best way forward for me and my family is to become a company man again.
And what better company to work for then…
Yes, after years of working ON Mozilla, I’m finally working FOR Mozilla.
And I’m quite excited about the opportunity. I’ll be working on the partner distribution team at Mozilla.
I will continue to do enterprise work on the side as long as it doesn’t conflict with any of my Mozilla work, so there’s no need to worry about that. And since I won’t have to juggle as many things, I should have more free time to work on the CCK2.
TL;DR – I’m going to work for Mozilla. Kaply Consulting will still do CCK2 and enterprise.