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: Comment by spudley99
by charlieg on Wed 2nd Apr 2014 12:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by spudley99"
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You, sir, are full of shit. Nobody is denying you your right to be a bigot. Go ahead, spout hatred and denial.

Meanwhile the decent people of society will say, hey, those people who are in love? You may marry. We won't discriminate against you any more.

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