Board Members

USAAlexandre Simon - Lawyer

A New York Associate with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

Information Technology and Outsourcing:  Counsels clients in technology and corporate transactions, including joint ventures and strategic alliances, licensing, consulting, development and manufacturing, support and maintenance, Web services, and information technology and business process outsourcing. Works with both public companies and start-ups in technology development, arts and entertainment, Web-based products and services, and biotech.  Advises clients in connection with all aspects of their e-commerce and new media initiatives, including online and offline privacy issues, electronic agreements, Web-based auctions and exchanges, online services and software distribution, and information and network security.  Intellectual property work covers copyright, trademark, patent and fair use issues.  Corporate and Securities:  Advises clients in M&A and venture capital transactions with respect to the purchase and sale of intellectual property rights and technology assets

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, 2003 to date  •  Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, 2001-2003

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2001 • McGill University, B.A., 1998

French (fluent)  •  Spanish (conversational)

New York

IRLSVNBrian King - Software Developer

Brian has been hacking on Mozilla and related projects since early 1999. It began with a European funded project called Fabula to create software for children with the aim of teaching minority languages in Europe. This was built using Mozilla. Interest bloomed and he started contributing to the Mozilla Editor, and exploring the rest of the vast body of code. He moved on to work at ActiveState where he was heavily involved in the Komodo project, a scripting language IDE that uses the Mozilla application framework.

Previously, Brian spent his time as a C++ applications developer, interspersed with some Perl development and XML consultancy. His technical interests include observing and participating in the re-shaping of the web environment brought about by XML. Other languages he codes in are PHP, Python, and JavaScript.

Brian has written a number of articles about Mozilla and co-authored the O’Reilly title ‘Creating Applications with Mozilla’.

Brian is currently running a Web Application consultancy called Briks Software, with their main focus currently on Mozilla development.

GBRChris Neale - Standards Monkey

Chris has been involved in the Mozilla community since 2002.
Initially bughunting in the Orbit3 theme, then taking over its development in May 2002. Other theme work followed, notably in September 2002 Chris was contracted by
Linspire Inc. (then President & COO Kevin Carmony to make LindowsOS Orbit (Orbit Retro in green). In addition to providing with a theme, September 2002 also saw Chris take over the running of the mozdev themes project.

On the extensions front, initial forays include porting chromEdit to jslib from the original source by Andrew Wooldridge, again in September 2002 and porting the Link Toolbar to Phoenix in February 2003.
Chris is currently on the core admin team at and works as a part-time consultant for Mozdev Group Inc.

In “real life” Chris is CTO and senior web developer at Elogicom Ltd., a small company in his locality.

USADavid Boswell - MozDev co-Founder

David has been involved in the Mozilla community for more than six years. He started the Mozilla development effort at Alphanumerica and coordinated the first two Mozilla Developer Meetings. He is one of the co-founders of, a site that offers free project hosting for Mozilla application and extension developers. David has been involved with other open source communities hosted by Sun Microsystems, Nokia and Hewlett Packard. He is currently completing a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University's School and International and Public Affairs.

USAEric Yung - MozDev Community

With over 15 years of industry experience, Eric is a published author and formally trained computer scientist. He consults for Fortune 500 companies on software architecture, design, and implementation. Some clients include Citibank, Mellon Analytical Services, Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis, Qwest Communications, Electronic Data Systems, Westinghouse, and ADP.

His involvement with Mozilla began in 2004 with extension development. Since then, he's been an active community member having contributed to MDC, MozillaZine, Mozilla IRC, and both Mozilla and mozdev mailing lists and newsgroups.

Eric currently lives outside of Boston, USA.

HUNUSAMyk Melez -

Myk Melez has been working with Mozilla since 1999, when he started using the browser as a DHTML application platform. In 2000 he wrote ForumZilla, a weblog reader, and since 2001 he has been working as a webtools hacker for He was responsible for numerous improvements to Bugzilla including its enhanced attachment handling and code-review request features, and he wrote Doctor, a web interface for updating's CVS-based web site.

Lately he's been experimenting with XUL interfaces to web applications, f.e. Bugzilla duplicates report, Bugxula, and tinderstatus. He is also the author of two XUL tutorials, Creating a Mozilla Extension and Using Remote XUL.

GBRUSANigel Howard - Lawyer

A New York Partner with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

Information Technology and Outsourcing:  Represents clients in complex and mission critical technology transactions --outsourcing, licensing, joint venture, and strategic alliance transactions. Represents clients in intellectual property purchases and sales and in reviews of IP portfolios in relation to corporate financing and M&A transactions.  Advises on cross-border technology transfer. Advises on development and testing arrangements, distribution channels, technology deployment and electronic commerce and internet strategies. Expert on privacy laws as they relate to electronic databases and online services.  Ranked one of the top IT & Outsourcing attorneys in New York by Chambers and Partners. Chambers stated "Interviewees view him as a "wonderful lawyer who remains calm under pressure ."

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, New York, 2003 to date; Partner, 2003  •  Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, New York, 1993-2003; Partner, 1998; Head of Technology Group, 2000  •  Boodle Hatfield, London, 1988-1992

London University, masters degree in intellectual property law (pass with merit), 1991 • Lancaster University, bachelors degree in law (with honors), 1987; Veronica Cowan prize for law

New York, 1993  •  England, 1990

USAPete Collins - MozDev co-Founder

Pete got involved with the Mozilla project in April 1999 as a contributor to the Editor module. He was also the first external developer to start documenting XUL. His initial efforts were a remote, web enabled script editor and a community driven rewrite of the existing Mozilla UI -- a project later named Aphrodite.

In January 2000, he joined with David Boswell and the Alphanumerica (later Collabnet) team. Together they evangelized Mozilla as a viable Application Platform through the many projects they created and Mozilla developer meetings they organized.

He moved on to become a software engineer employed by WorldGate, working on customizing Mozilla for their TV Internet Client Software. He is the co-founder of a site dedicated to Mozilla based projects. He is a regular Mozilla committer and owner of various Mozdev projects including jslib and xptk, the cornerstones to the MozdevGroup product range.

Pete is one of the co-authors of the O’Reilly title ‘Creating Applications with Mozilla