Developers who interact with one or more of Mozilla’s products on a regular basis (and are pleased with the situation) should know that there’s one person who’s more or less responsible for the arrangement. Stormy Peters was honored today as one of “The Most Important Women In Mobile Tech 2011.”
K.T. Bradford wrote earlier, “If you’re not a free and open source software geek, you may have never heard of Stormy Peters, but her work with the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board was important in making Linux distributions such as Ubuntu Linux palatable to people accustomed to Windows or OS X.”
Then here’s the key point (at least as far as most developers are concerned): Bradford continued, “Last November she moved on to another open source project: Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox browser. As head of the Developer Engagement Program, Peters will ensure developers ‘have the tools and knowledge they need to create applications on the open web.'”
That promises to be both a big and important job, affecting lots of people.
Congrats to Peters on what she’s accomplished so far, then, and good luck as Mozilla continues to grow and branch out in the future.