Bart Decrem, has become the latest of the Firefox/Mozilla gang to jump into the entrepreneurial waters. Blake Ross was first. Decrem has started Round Two, a company he describes as one offering services that improve firefox experience. More details are likely to come in a month or so. The privately funded company, has four full time employees and ten contractors, all working virtually. Decrem was also the co-founder of Eazel, a desktop Linux UI company that well didn’t go anywhere.
As you might recall, Lead Engineer for the popular browser Firefox is now at Google, and so has Brian Ryner. I wonder with all these people leaving, will Firefox movement going to lose some momentum? I worry because I care – finally we have a great browser. “Mozilla is a network and has always been an active community,” says Decrem. “I think you have more people dedicated to Firefox and there will be more energy and more distributed.” In other words he believes that Google, and others can only add to the momentum of Firefox which now has shade over six percent of the browser market. Meanwhile big up to Mitchell Baker, head of Mozilla Foundation, for being part of Time 100. (via Ross.)