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An early employee of Netscape, a pioneering web browser company, Baker was instrumental in the company's 1998 decision to release its source code to the public. In 2005, her efforts led to the release of the Firefox browser and other end-user products--and to facilitating development communities around them.
As a top legal counsel at Netscape, Baker changed an entire industry's mind-set when she authored the license that released the company’s source code to the public. As chair of the Mozilla Foundation, Baker has gone on to provide the world with a model of how "to create choice and innovation on the Internet by offering alternatives." Her efforts have shown that loose collectives of volunteers and enthusiasts can create industry-leading technology with virtually no commercial effort.
Mitchell Baker's Blog: Lizard Wrangler
Mozilla Digital Memory Bank
Mitchell Baker Honored with Aenne Burda Award
Mitchell Baker, Wikipedia
You Tube: Mitchell Baker 2009 Women of Vision Winner for Leadership
25 Most Influential People on the Web
Mitchell Baker Honored with 2010 GIL Award
What does it take to steer a small, volunteer-run organization to success in a world of vastly larger, for-profit competitors? What role do policy decisions play in the ultimate success of a new and improved technology? In Mitchell Baker's account of the making and managing of Mozilla, passion, persistence and cool practicality all play a role.
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Why We Love This Innovator
Don't Stifle Innovation
with Mitchell BakerLength: 3:13
Listening and Exploration
with Mitchell BakerLength: 2:36
Chief Lizard Wrangler
with Mitchell BakerLength: 3:25
Managing A Volunteer Workforce
with Mitchell BakerLength: 3:12
with Mitchell BakerLength: 3:19
Advice for Future
with Mitchell BakerLength: 0:33
Music and Dance
with Mitchell BakerLength: 0:42
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