Mozilla reduces investment in developer tools and platform feature development.
Mozilla Corporation is laying off 250 people, about a quarter of its workforce, explaining that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly lowered revenue. Mozilla previously had about 1,000 employees. The Firefox maker's CEO, Mitchell Baker, announced the job cuts yesterday, writing that "economic conditions resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted our revenue. As a result, our pre-COVID plan was no longer workable." In a memo sent to employees, Baker said the 250 job cuts include "closing our current operations in Taipei, Taiwan." The layoffs will reduce Mozilla's workforce in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Another 60 people will be reassigned to different teams.
I figured that they had no more than twenty people, total. What the heck do all of those people do?
Bake cakes to send to Microsoft?
The hell? Because of edge?
Get off my lawn.
The whole tradition was actually started by Microsoft back in 2006. At that time, Firefox was still in its early days, but the release of version 2 was seen by the Redmond-based software giant as the right occasion to congratulate its emerging rival on the release of a new browser.
Shortly after Firefox 2 became available for download, the Internet Explorer team sent Mozilla a cake with a special message: “Congratulations on shipping! Love, the IE team.”