N months ago, Mike Connor stepped down as Firefox module owner, and I
took over. Since that time, Firefox has seen a ton of great work done,
for which I can take very very little credit. I have managed the module
in a pretty hands-off fashion, mostly because it had great peers and
contributors and was headed directly towards the success of the Firefox
4 release. (At times I was *too* hands-off, and for some periods
Firefox progress suffered due to review bandwidth.)
While being an employee of Mozilla is by no means a necessity for module
ownership in Mozilla, the Firefox module is so critical and so active
that it really deserves the attention of someone who can spend 8(+)
hours a day thinking, watching, and living Firefox.
To that end, Gavin Sharp will take over as module owner of Firefox,
effective immediately. Firefox is going to see a ton of architectural
investment in the coming months (electrolysis, among other pieces), and
Gavin is the ideal person to provide leadership during this voyage. He
has grown from a random student contributor to one of Mozilla's leaders,
and I know he'll do a great job guiding Firefox.
Please join me in congratulating Gavin!