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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Stop crying about thought police
by charlieg on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 22:51 UTC
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It's total nonsense.

If he had come out as against interracial marriage, it would be the same thing. He's discriminating with his donation, which makes him a bigot. It's not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of fact.

If he donated to a cause that was proposing to discriminate against any other demographic, he'd be in the same boat.

You can either be a public figure who is against discrimination and thus not criticized for discriminating, or you can be a bigot and endure the criticism. You choose your position, then you stand by it - or stand down. He stood down.

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