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[5]: OSNews = On Sex News
by mieses on Tue 1st Apr 2014 18:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: OSNews = On Sex News"
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You imply that the defense of interracial marriage is based on similar grounds as the defense of gay marriage. If you see marriage as a right, regardless the definition of the word, then do you also support the right of all citizens to marry regardless of age, relationship, and the number of persons entering into a given marriage (provided no "harm" is done to others)?

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