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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RE[2]: FFS
by p13. on Tue 1st Apr 2014 07:19 UTC in reply to "RE: FFS"
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First things first ...
He is not doing any of the things you mentioned.

Now that we have that out of the way ...
He is a CEO of a FOSS company. He cannot and will not dictate world politics. If he gets out of line within mozilla, he will be ejected.

Most politicians i know are psychopaths. That seems to be perfectly acceptable however. Just don't ever have sex, say anything even remotely racist, or don't ever come near the gay marriage issue and you'll be fine, right?

Listen, i support gay marriage. I think all men and women are equal, no matter their origin, preferences, disposition, skin color, etc.
This INCLUDES people with a differing opinion. As long as they don't go out of their way to hurt others, or myself, i'm fine with that.

That is the basic idea behind democracy, isn't it?

It's funny how we're all rooting for democracy, but the second someone feels they're right, and others are wrong, the same rules don't apply anymore.

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