Nightingale admitted that the last month has been a hard one and that Eich is missed at Mozilla. That said, Nightingale said people at Mozilla are excited by the return of Chris Beard, who is now the new interim CEO. Beard had been the chief marketing officer at Mozilla from October of 2004 until June of 2013.
“My sense walking around the office is that people are excited about the new release of Firefox, and they are revved up about the mission of Mozilla,” Nightingale said. “That’s not because anyone has forgotten the emotions of the last month; it’s because they know why we’re here.