Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Mar 2014 23:45 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

For the Internet community, the principles of free speech and equal rights are foundational. But in recent days, those issues are clashing at Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation and tech company behind the Firefox browser.

At issue is Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla, inventor of the much used Javascript programming language and the newly appointed CEO of the company. Eich made a $1,000 donation to the campaign for California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. The donation had come to light in 2012, but fizzled.

Opposing same-sex marriage is no different than opposing interracial marriage. As a Dutchman, it baffles me that an organisation like Mozilla appointed a man with such medieval ideas.

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by p13. on Tue 1st Apr 2014 06:33 UTC
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It doesn't matter one bit. The guy invented javascript. He's qualified for the job.
His views on gay marriage do not matter. At all.
If you want to be outraged, do so in your own time.
This is no different than the puppetry that goes on in US politics with the sex scandals. Someone wants his job, so they'll dig up the dirt.

Keep politics away from OSS, please.

Edited 2014-04-01 06:46 UTC

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