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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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by graig on Fri 4th Apr 2014 02:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
graig
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"The key phrase is "Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard".

I'm subscribed to Planet Mozilla and the reason he stepped down is that a LOT of Mozilla employees see Mozilla less as a company and more as an incorporated social movement and having him as the public head of that was causing a big schism to form.

He stepped down because he felt the loss in technical effectiveness was less than the harm which would be caused by having Mozilla feud internally. "

This is what I suspected. I figured that the mozilla community was the one that caused him to step down. It just wasn't a good fit for such a diverse community.

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