Five Years with Mozilla

Josh Aas at Mozilla in 2005

Me working at the Mozilla office in July of 2005. Image from ZDNet UK, click for the article about our old office.

I started working for Mozilla in February of 2005, shortly before I graduated from college. I started full-time in June of 2005. Since then we’ve grown from around 20 employees, most of us in one room, to over 250. Firefox’s market share has grown from about 8.5% globally to over 28%. Much has changed but I’m still as proud to be with Mozilla as I was when I started.

I’m most proud of our strong and consistent commitment to our principles, which were the reason I wanted to work for Mozilla in the first place. This is evidenced by our commitment to an open video format that is freely available to everyone, which is just the most recent example of us favoring our principles over short-term gains.

I wanted to write this primarily to express my gratitude for the opportunity to work on such an incredible project with such excellent co-workers and community members. I couldn’t have asked for a better context in which to grow and I’m as excited about our future as I am about what we’ve already accomplished. Thanks!

(For fun, some old blog posts and articles from when I was hired: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

4 thoughts on “Five Years with Mozilla

  1. Congratulations, Josh! We’re a better organization shipping better products and services because of your ongoing contributions.

    (coincidentally, tomorrow is my 10 years of full time employment working on Mozilla πŸ˜€ !!!)

  2. Thanks for all your work for Mozilla. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have Firefox in my life. Sometimes I have to use IE at work and it kills me! You guys really are the best thing since sliced bread.

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