54bis, rue du Maréchal Joffre
78100 Saint-German en Laye
Email: daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com
French nationality


March 2008 to present
World Wide Web Consortium

Co-Chairman of the CSS Working Group

Oct. 2003 to present
Disruptive Innovations

CEO / Founder
I founded this software company in october 2003 to focus on Open Source software, Mozilla's underlying technologies and in particular its editor, and Innovations.

  • Nvu, a wysiwyg HTML/XHTML editor based on Mozilla/Gecko for Linspire Inc.,
  • Etna, a wysiwyg XML Relax-NG-based editor also based on Mozilla/Gecko for The Connexions Project
  • Wengo for Firefox, a VoIP extension for Firefox 1.5 for Neuf, a French Telecom Operator
  • PlanTwit, a twitter+geolocation client based on Mozilla for PagesJaunes, the french Yellow Pages.
  • OutWit, a data aggregator based on Mozilla
  • BlueGriffon, a new wysiwyg HTML/XHTML editor based on Mozilla/Gecko offering full support for HTML5, CSS 2 and 3, SVG, MathML, etc.
  • many extensions to Firefox and Mozilla-based standalone applications, for us or for third-parties,
  • we also helped other organizations, e.g. the famous french newspaper Le Monde, integrating XUL-based components into their internal IT infrastructure.
The company, a Member of the World Wide Web Consortium, is profitable since its inception.
Nov. 2000 to Jul. 2003
Netscape Communications Corp.

Principal Software Engineer
Integration of the Cascading StyleSheets (CSS) into the Web content editor of Netscape/Mozilla. Implementation of several add-ons to Composer : a CSS editor, a Table of Contents manager, a Slide editor.
Maintainance of the C++ code of the editor, fixing defects, improving HTML editing rules and caring about the conformance to World Wide Web Consortium standards.
Implementation of CSS 3 Selectors into Gecko, the Style Engine of Netscape/Mozilla. Maintainance of the C++ code of the CSS Style Engine.
Implementation of CSS Object Model (DOM Level 2 Style) features.

Principal Engineer on the AOL Anvil project, a new Web content editor based on Gecko. Designed and/or implemented many new features of the Gecko editor for this project : CSS improvements, support for absolute positioning and z-index, resizing of images/tables/boxes, table manipulation UI, ...

Mozilla.org's Module Owner of Editor and Composer, worked on a standalone Composer to match Mozilla Firebird (browser) and Mozilla Thunderbird (mail client) in the new Mozilla roadmap.

Member of the CSS Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium on behalf of Netscape/AOL. Editor/Author of four Modules of CSS 3: CSS 3 Selectors, CSS 3 Media Queries, CSS Object Model, CSS 3 Speech.

2000 HALOGEN France, Consulting Company and Web Agency
  Chief Technology Officer
Recruitment of the technical team; supervision of the technological choices and projects for the customers ; participation in the standardisation committees (including W3C) ; organisation of an R&D group.
Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium. Editor of two Working Drafts of CSS 3.
  Chief Technology Officer
All activities covered by a confidentiality agreement.
1994 - 2000 ELECTRICITÉ DE FRANCE (EDF), R&D Division
Jan. 1999 to Jan. 2000 Internet Applications & Infrastructure Team Manager
The missions of this team were divided in three parts : observe the emerging technologies and associated markets, implement those considered interesting for the company, and develop the software products the company needs if the market cannot provide them. In this last case, the launch of a spin-off is systematically studied. The team got involved in the following projects: web-based mailing lists server, e_commerce, GroupWare, smartcards, video broadcast over IP, voice browsers, web hosting, web-based 1-to-n file transfers, stylesheets, XML transformations, security.
Aug. 1996 to Dec. 1998 EDF+Gaz de France (GDF) Web Team Technical Manager
This team was an internal web contractor. The missions of this team ranged from consultancy to web site development and hosting, including database gateways, search engines, ....
Dec. 1995 to Jan. 2000 Responsible for the evolution of the EDF web infrastructure.
Editor of the EDF-GDF technical recommendations for the publication of corporate information on the web (internet and intranet).
Definition of the EDF internet and intranet infrastructure.
EDF Advisory Committee Representative at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Member of the HTML Working Group (until Dec. 1997) and CSS+FP Working Group of the W3C. Contributed to HTML 4.0 and CSS2 specifications.
Author of the STTS (transformation language for HTML and XML documents based on the CSS syntax) proposal submitted by EDF to the W3C.
Member of the EDF Board dealing with "Electronic media and Corporate Communication" responsible for the definition of the public image of EDF on the Web.
Oct. 1997 to Dec. 1998 Project Manager. Development of an authenticated internet access solution, deployed all over EDF (130,000 users), associating a unique account/password to all EDF employees. The solution consists of hardware (Unix servers), public software (Squid, PHP, PerlDAP), commercial software (Oracle, X.500 directory) and internally developed software (a web-based administration tool with a tree-based view of the company and three levels of privileges : super-administrator, administrator, user). All accounts are associated to an internal cost code.
April 1997 Proposed by EDF, on request of the French Prime Minister, for a position in the Cabinet of the Minister of Education, in charge of the deployment of Internet access in schools, libraries, public Laboratories and Universities.
April. 1994 to Aug. 1996 Research Engineer. Deployment of an infrastructure, from navigators to proxies, for web access to the Internet over all EDF.
Creation of the first EDF web site (for R&D Division) in Sept. 1994.
Development of a HTTP-based file transfer tool for our web contributors.
Organizer of an international seminar "WWW : present and future" in Paris.
Jan. 1992 to Dec. 1993 GRIF S.A., Software vendor (SGML solutions)
  Software Engineer and System Engineer Member of the technical team developing the core of the Grif SGML editor where I did the first Wysiwyg implementation of the CALS tables in an SGML editor in 1993.
Network and system administrator of the company.


Aug. 1990 to Jan. 1991 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
3D graphics in C* and C/Paris languages on a CM-2a Connection Machine.
April 1989 to July 1989 GIPSI S.A., Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.
Complete development of a scanning tool for X-Window Unix workstations with a SCSI scanner.


Engineer diploma obtained in July 1991.
Computer science and telecommunications.
Sept. 1986 to July 1989 ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE. Engineer diploma obtained in July 1989.
Mathematics, Fundamental physics and Computer science.
ECIS Mathematics, Brussels


French Mother tongue.
English Fluent. Used as working language on a daily basis.
Swedish Fluent.
Spanish Fluent.
Others Ability to read Norwegian and Danish.


1996 - 2000 Moderator of the fr.emplois.* Usenet hierarchy (French speaking equivalent to misc.jobs.*). About 29,000 job offers published in 1998. Webmaster of the associated web site.
Dec. 1998 Author of a book about CSS2 stylesheets (the first one world-wide) published by Eyrolles.