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US-based Mozilla Foundation appoints Sunil Abraham to top role

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Sunil Abraham, Director of Bengaluru-based The and Society, has been appointed as Vice President, VP, Leadership Programmes, at Foundation -- a US-based non-profit organisation that leads the Open Source project.

Abraham will start as an to Mozilla's team and directors and will move to full-time in January 2019, Foundation said in a statement.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Sunil joins us from The and Society, the most recent chapter in a 20 year career of developing free and open source and an open internet agenda," Mark Surman, Director of the Mozilla Foundation, said in a blog post.

Abraham first founded Mahiti, a non-profit development shop and then The and Society, a policy and technology think tank in

In his new role, Abraham "will head up the programmes that bring people from around the world into our work - the Internet Health Report, MozFest, our fellowships and awards - with the aim of supporting people who want to take a leadership role in this community," Surman said.

Abraham was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999 to "explore the democratic potential of the Internet" and was also granted a Sarai FLOSS fellowship in 2003.

Between June 2004 and June 2007, he also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of United Nations Development Programme's Development Information Programme, serving 42 countries in the region.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 22:14 IST