Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 19:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn't live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it's because we haven't stayed true to ourselves.

We didn’t act like you'd expect Mozilla to act. We didn't move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We're sorry. We must do better.

Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He's made this decision for Mozilla and our community.

The only sensible move.

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What happened to freedom of speech?
by karunko on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 20:20 UTC
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I know I'm going to be very unpopular with this one, but: what happened to freedom of speech? Is it only applicable to when people are saying things we agree with?

Just to clarify things: I don't agree with Brendan Eich's stance (I really don't care either way) but I still think he's entitled to his opinions and certainly free to donate money to support whatever campaign.

On the other hand, I quite like Voltaire's "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."


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