Firefox maker Mozilla has concentrated more engineering power in the hands of Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich as the organization expands its ambitions beyond just browsers.
The move comes as Mozilla moves beyond the browser into higher-level domains where it sees proprietary lock-in encroaching into people's lives, notably ecosystems of interlinked products and services.
"Our strategy has to move up the stack to the services currently tied to walled gardens, like identity," Eich said in an interview today.
It's not the only change at the not-for-profit organization. Late in 2012, Johnathan Nightingale was quietly promoted to vice president of Firefox engineering.
And Damon Sicore, who had been vice president of engineering, is leaving for an unnamed startup after working at Mozilla for six years.